Angie Helton
Re: Don't do this....
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:05

Wow. It's hard to imagine that being the focus for the students. In my own experience I have found that telling kids, "Don't do this - Don't do that", is clearly not an effective practice. It's better to say something like, "I know you are enjoying what you are doing, but I think you would have much more fun with the group if you do this." Both the negative and positive behavior is addressed. I think, keeping it positive will help the child transition to better behavior.

  • Eye Contact Is Crucial - Jean Milton, Thu Jun 18 21:44
    I remember talking to a professor who was also a parent of five children, two of which had ASD. He told me that when they were young and receiving speech therapy the SLP kept focusing on things like... more
    • Reply: Eye Contact - Erica Phelps, Sat Jun 20 22:17
      This is an interesting point Jean. I know that communication and social skills are difficult and challenging for individuals on the spectrum. I have heard that eye contact is one social skill that is ... more
    • Re: Don't do this.... - Angie Helton, Sat Jun 20 10:05
Click here to receive daily updates