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Posted by TamiD on September 20, 2000 at 08:45:48:

In Reply to: School setting posted by Brook on September 19, 2000 at 13:05:40:

HI, Maybe he need a consequence for bad behavior?? and a reward for good. Sounds like he
is a normal kid trying to see who is boss and right now, he is and I suspect he is not all that
happy with his self imposed position. Use manipulatives and interactive computer games and things
that require him to DO something while learning, there is ALOT available in the area of manipulatives.
But if he can sit and eat nicely when he wants I am SURE he can sit and do other things at the appropriate time.
I am sure he is a sweety, have fun!!

: Hi!
: I work with a child who has Down Syndrome in my before and after school program. He is seven years old and is in a class with eleven other children. I do not know what I can and cannot expect of him. When we sit and read a story, he generally does well with that. He will wash his hands to sit and eat nicely and plays on the playground with other very well. But, when its raining or bad weather and we need to remain indoors and have choice time for any length of time - from five to forty five minutes, its pure chaois. He gets into things he knows he is not allowed into, tries to run around the room, etc. I have not been able to find anything in my ten-twelve times I have spent with him to interest him enough so that he will behave. What can I do?

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