It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Down Syndrome Message Board

  • Ideas for Behavior Management (long)

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 09-16-2002, 07:15 PM   #1
    lookfar
    Newbie
     
    Join Date: Sep 2002
    Location: Durango, CO USA
    Posts: 1
    lookfar HB User
    Post Ideas for Behavior Management (long)

    One of the DS students I teach has several behavior issues which limit her ability to participate fully in class. Many people I have spoken to recommend a strict behavioral approach, and I'm looking for other input as well. I'm stumped!

    To begin, C. is a member of the Navajo tribe. Her family's cultural norms are very different from mine. It also appears that Mom, in particular, still treats C, aged 10, much like and infant. C usually sits on Mom's lap rather than in her own chair before the bell rings for class. CB is delivered to class by Mom and picked up by Dad every afternoon.

    C often runs away from teachers and aides. C also will lay her head down on her desk at will, and not participate in class activities. After "time out" C sometimes will refuse to return to class activities and simply sit with her legs crossed and her head on the floor. If I or the aide attempt to assist her C scowls, stamps her feet and/or becomes stiff as a board.

    I had never laid eyes on C before school began in August. I'm wondering how & if I can help C manage these behaviors and become a member of the class, rather than a diverting spectacle for the other children.

    Thanks!

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 09-20-2002, 05:45 AM   #2
    bigsissy
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: May 2002
    Location: Randolph NY USA
    Posts: 21
    bigsissy HB User
    Post

    I would agree with the behavioral approach. I laughed as I read your post, my sister (now 18) use to do the same thing, sit and not get up. Her teacher was in the Army prior to teaching. At the time we thought MAN IS SHE MEAN. But it works, refuse to join the group she would escort her to the others, at the time she was little. Julie hated to have Sue help her so she learned I better go now or they will help me. Call a meeting and make a plan before she goes too long into the school year. It will only be harder to help her out of her bull head mood. Reward her for the good, make a big deal out of how well she is doing when she really is. It will work, keep us posted.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    11 Year Old w/Encopretic Behavior LoveMySon Bowel Disorders 38 12-20-2007 10:14 PM
    Worse AFTER Epi? Ideas needed... pinkygreen Pain Management 7 03-04-2007 01:43 PM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:21 AM.





    2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!