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McKenzi Davis
Re: Fixing Behaviors
Tue Jun 16, 2015 17:24

I thought that this portion of the seminar was also very interesting. In the beginning when he was stating labels that people typically give ASD students I was somewhat alarmed. I have called a student stubborn, challenging, aggressive, etc. but hearing someone else talk about how we associate those negative stigmas with ASD students really stuck to me. I thought to myself what I would think of myself if I knew someone called me those words or acted towards me in a way that showed me that they felt that way about me. I didn't know what I would do as a young student if I was labeled in such a way, but I knew it wouldn't feel good. I think that its important to note that it really isn't their behaviors that we always have to fix, sometimes its our reactions that we need to change.

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