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Posted by tina on August 30, 2000 at 00:59:33:

hi-
im tina- a new special ed severe teacher.
i have three students in my class this year that have down syndrome.
All three are stubborn- but one guy in particular- Bryce- is BIG and stubborn. if he chooses to sit on the floor , for instance, and not sit at his desk, thats where he sits.
any other 10 yr old, and i would physically "help" them get started on their way to their chair.
i try to give him a little possitive reenforcement- but the only thing he really responds to are "treats".
this is something i have a hard time encouraging for someone of his size.
Any ideas?
usually when i insist that he follow directions i get a tantrum of kicking and screaming on the floor.
But when i ignore his behavior he sits and sits and sits all day on the floor- and i fell he has won the battle.
i want to be consistant. i want to follow through when i tell him he needs to do something. but physically HOW?

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