Being Able to Compete is a Skill and Kids Don’t Have It!

Date: December 7th, 2019

Kids can’t handle competition and this is why! And this is what we should do about it!

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Autism and Recess

Date: December 4th, 2019

This is how I approach recess with kids with autism.

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Behavior: Fix Disregulation!

Date: November 22nd, 2019

Yes, we CAN fix disregulation and this is how to do it.

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Kids Need Play to Develop Executive Functioning Skills

Date: November 20th, 2019

Don’t take so much play out of school that kids can’t develop executive functioning skills!

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If a Kid Misbehaves to Get Attention Because That’s All They Know…

Date: November 16th, 2019

When a kid misbehaves in order to get attention, do you withhold attention?

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Are You Sure You’re Teaching Respect?

Date: November 13th, 2019

Attaching respect to rules doesn’t actually teach kids what respect means!

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Behavior: Kid Escalating?

Date: November 6th, 2019

We can’t get through to a kid who is in the middle of an escalation. We need to wait!

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If We Don’t Regulate Kids…

Date: November 2nd, 2019

What do I accomplish by insisting on coats hung up, boots where they belong, and cubbies clean?

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Good Consequences Are Connected to the ‘Offense’

Date: October 30th, 2019

For interventions to really work they need to provide consequences for a child’s actions.

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Distractions? Sometimes I Go With It!

Date: October 24th, 2019

When kids are distracted, don’t fight it!

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