Summer Series: Reducing Problem Behavior

Alright party people – summer has arrived in all it’s margarita and flip flop filled glory. And while I know you are just dying to spend all summer reading my crazy rants I know you have some bbqs to attend and some grilled hot dogs to devour. Okay – I get it. But don’t you worry, the second you get an itching for some autism loving – I will be here. And maybe you want to grab you laptop, relax on the porch, and read through a handful of posts. Go for it. I promise you – I’ll make it worth your while!

Last summer, we dedicated the summer to a great series – Seven Steps for Setting Up a Stellar Autism Room. If you are new to the TAH block – I encourage you to check it out! This summer we are upping the ante and taking it to the next level. This summer’s series will focus on reducing problem behavior. We will take you step by step to give you a complete tool kit to tackle any behavioral issues. Because let’s face it – it doesn’t matter how beautiful your chevron bulletin board is, how perfectly your curriculum is CCSS aligned, or how many visual adapted books you have at your finger tips when you are getting punched in the face. Disruptive behaviors take immediate priority.

The Autism Helper - Summer Series

This summer will focus on taking a function based approach. That means we will look at why a behavior is occurring before we haphazardly choose an intervention. So often I see teachers who are accidentally and unknowingly do things to encourage and increase problem behaviors. I know. The horror and travesty. Using this systematic approach you will ensure that your efforts are in the right place and you aren’t wasting your time with interventions that will only make things worse.

So, have I sold you? Ready to spend a few moments of these next blissful weeks learning how to make your next school year rocking? Amazeballs. Let’s roll.

Obviously we need a schedule. Because we are rigid and change makes us nervous. So check out our plan.

The Autism Helper - Summer Series

The Autism Helper - Summer Series The Autism Helper - Summer Series

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20 Comments

  1. Ahhh!!! I’m so so so excited! I read your blog daily!!! I teach Resource in an Autism Satellite School, and I use or adapt so many of your ideas for my classroom! Can’t wait for this summer series! I’ve shared it with everyone!

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  2. So excited and looking forward to your summer blog training! Got so much out of last’s years and can’t wait to see what you have for this year!

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  3. Thank you so much, Brittany! That means a lot! Hope the series is helpful! 🙂

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  4. Glad to hear last summer’s was helpful! Enjoy this series!

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  5. I am super excited about this series!! I feel my biggest struggle as a teacher is trying to deal with behavior. I work in a multiple disabilities middle school self contained room. We see a lot of behaviors. I will have a small number of students and plan on sending my only aide out for inclusion part if not most of the day. I have to become a queen on eliminating behavior before it takes over!!

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  6. I’m sold! This couldn’t have come at a better time. Thank you, Sasha!!!

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  7. As I frustratingly search for relevant professional development, I remember your blog. I wish I could earn professional development hours studying your posts! Nothing has helped me with my classroom more than this ( middle school self contained class for social skills, communication and behavior). The time you put into this is making a difference. Looking forward to your posts. Thank you

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  8. It can be such a struggle! Especially when alone – hope this series is helpful to you!

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  9. Great to hear! 🙂

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  10. Thank you so much for such a sweet comment! I would love to give you PD hours for reading my blog – we should figure out a way, haha!

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  11. I can’t wait! I am new to your sight and trying to read up on past posts too! I am behavior support for 6 middle school autism classrooms in public day setting as for summer the coordinator for 17 Autism middle and highschool classrooms! Thank you SO MUCH for the time and resources you are contributing for helping all of us make a difference with our kids!

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  13. So excited about this series. Thank you!!!

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  14. You are so very welcome! Thanks for reading and enjoy the series!

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  15. Thanks for reading! Hope it’s helpful!

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  16. AH! you are serious amazing! Can’t wait to read through everything. Congrats on the new job!

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  17. Thanks, Gabrielle! 🙂

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  18. Is it sad that I have this schedule posted on my refrigerator? 🙂 Thank you SO much for everything you write. You have no idea how much your blog has helped me grow this past year!

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  19. This comment MADE MY DAY! I love it! I hope you have found this series helpful! 🙂

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  20. Is the link working?
    I love your blog and TpT store:-)

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