Behavior: autism & social skills

Date: July 20th, 2016

Often we feel that it’s not “normal” for a child to only have a few friends. But some children have a hard time making friends, especially if they are on the autistic spectrum. We should help these kids to be successful who they are. Watch this video for more.

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Behavior: disabilities impact development

Date: February 25th, 2016

We expect kids to act their age, and we sometimes tell them that. But if they have a disability, then they are developmentally younger. Watch this video for more.

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Behavior management: manage vs. change

Date: August 13th, 2014

Watch this video [1:17] about how managing behavior doesn’t change it. Targeting the cause is the key.

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Does a kid with emotional disability have control over behavior?

Date: May 15th, 2014

Watch this video [1:24] to better understand the student with a documented emotional disability.

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Why I never tell a student to “act your age.”

Date: July 11th, 2013

Watch this video [1:10] to see why we can’t always expect students to “act their age.”

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Don’t forget, behavior can erupt because of a cognitive disability

Date: February 28th, 2013

Watch this video [1:39] for Polly’s insight into how difficult behavior can be the result of a student being frustrated and overwhelmed due to a cognitive disability.

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