Now more than ever, states are mandating that children with special needs be included in the general education classroom. As a result, all educational professionals, from teachers to administrators, need specific training on how to handle unusual behaviors.
This book builds on the success of the first one by expanding the focus from within the classroom to all areas of the school environment -in the hallways, cafeteria, and auditorium, on the playground, and in therapy sessions during the school day. See a particular behavior? Look it up!
Director of special education Peter Gennaro, occupational therapist Beth Aune, and special needs mom and advocate Beth Burt collectively address and solve problematic behaviors relating to:
Leaving the classroom without permission
Lack of focus in whole group instruction
Difficulty completing independent work
Difficulty organizing materials
Unsafe or inappropriate use of equipment
“Aggressive” behavior on the playground or during PE
Difficulty joining in group activities/isolating
Challenges with turn-taking
Being a poor sport
And many others!