Day 13 of ASD De-escalation Tips: Know the Learner

 

Students who periodically escalate have an unfair disadvantage as they transition to new teachers during the span of their education.  Most often long before the educator actually meets the learner, they hear of the horror stories, they hear of the tales of disruption and destruction, and they hear of the struggles that they … Continue reading

Day 11 of ASD De-escalation Tips: The Perfect Consequence

 

Your room looks like a small tornado just ran through it.  The chairs are tipped over, books and paper clutter the floor, and your ears are still ringing from the screaming.   The well planned lesson you had put together was ruined by another escalation and now the rest of … Continue reading

Day 6 of ASD De-escalation Tips: Tantrum vs. Escalation

 

If you want to know how to best support a child with autism who is exhibiting challenging behavior you have to know what you are looking at.   The above explanation does a great job of simplifying that process, but in practice it is not always easy.  A behavior that starts off as … Continue reading