Interventions

Staff Management Jump Start

I originally titled this post Staff Management Quick Fixes and then realized how ridiculously misleading that was. One - quick implies do it once and you are done and with working with your staff it needs to be something you do all year long. Two - fix...

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Preference Assessments and Pairing

When I do behavior trainings, I always ask people to raise their hand if they would still come to work if they no longer got a paycheck. There is usually a kind soul that meekly raises their hand (or wants to look good in front of administrators), but...

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Focus on Five: Benefits to Using a ~Token Economy~

Schedules, curriculum, visuals…there are so many things to remember when setting up for the school year but, don’t forget the one thing that will help make your classroom run smoothly…a token economy! There are lots of benefits to setting up a token economy in your classroom. Using a points system has been successful for the majority of the students in my classroom. Here are five benefits to having a points token economy system in your classroom:

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How to Prepare for a Community Trip

Woohoo! You are taking a community trip! Awesome. You are going to have so much fun and your student will have a great learning experience. Now before you head out the door there are a few must-dos! Even though this isn't your traditional "field trip" like going to...

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Real Photo Token Board

For some learners, a traditional token board may be too abstract to understand. Some children need to start with something very concrete to illustrate that reinforcement is coming. It's important to fade reinforcement so students aren't used to getting a reinforcer...

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Mini Token Economy Board

Sometimes the simplest tool is your most valuable one. I started making these mini token economies way back when my first year teaching. These star charts are still one of my most used tools. If I am meeting with a new client or have a new student that I don't know...

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Behavior Social Stories

Social stories are a learning tool. They provide information in a concrete way using the support of visuals. They tell individuals what they should do (as opposed to only saying what they shouldn't do). Children with autism benefit from direct instruction and training...

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Visual Necklace

Let's be real - behaviors don't only happen within the 4 walls of our classrooms. Sometimes I wish that they would because in those 4 walls, I am way more in control. In our classrooms, we have visuals, schedules, data sheets, paras, and ideas ready to roll. We can...

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Behavior Plan Flowcharts & Tools

Writing a behavior plan is all about individualization. There is no one-size-fits-all formula that will work for every student. This process can be daunting and overwhelming. I get it. I've been there. Sitting in front of that document wondering where the heck you...

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