Autism and Recess

Date: December 4th, 2019

This is how I approach recess with kids with autism.

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When A Kid Who Has Been Failing Makes A Breakthrough

Date: October 25th, 2019

Don’t blow it when a kid who has been failing makes a breakthrough…

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We Try to Fix Kids with Certain Diagnoses

Date: October 2nd, 2019

A big mistake we make is to try and fix kids with certain diagnoses. It’s the wrong approach!

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Are You Soft on Kids with Disabilities?

Date: July 6th, 2019

Do you allow kids with disabilities to not live up to reasonable expectations?

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Teach Kids to Handle Anxiety, Not Hide

Date: March 8th, 2019

How will our students learn to deal with anxiety if we give them so many accommodations they never have to experience it?!

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Don’t Solve All Their Problems for Them

Date: January 30th, 2019

We aren’t doing our kids any favors when we over-accommodate instead of helping them learn how to problem-solve for themselves.

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DISTRACTIONS, Not Focus, is the ADHD Issue

Date: October 17th, 2018

A kid with ADHD knows how to focus, but when they are distracted by something more interesting, that’s the issue!

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When Is Break Time a Bad Idea in a Behavior Plan?

Date: October 6th, 2018

When is “break time” a bad idea in a behavior plan? And who decides when “break time” is? You? The student?

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Over-accommodating is a Serious Mistake!

Date: September 12th, 2018

Do we hinder a kid when we over-accommodate? We mean well, but sometimes do we go too far?

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How to Pay Attention When You Can’t But Must

Date: June 27th, 2018

The problems is distractions, right? So here’s how to handle distractions!

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