Behaviour: Debriefing and Post-Incident Support

CHARTER SCHOOLS PERHAPS COULD TAKE THIS TIME…I WISH WE HAD HAD SOMETHING THIS DETAILED FOR THE RESIDENTIAL PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED FACILITY I WORKED IN.

Special Education and Inclusive Learning

When things go wrong.

I truly wish that I was able to get everything right for all the children I am educating. To be placed at the school I work at usually means being excluded or having demonstrated a need that cannot be met through other provisions. At times this manifests through incidents of behaviour that challenges us to ask “What are these actions telling us?”. You can call it challenging behaviour but these events really demonstrate is a highly anxious,frustrated or traumatic reaction to stress, Autistic children are not any more prone to behavioural incidents than other children so we need to look deeper if our interactions or environment is leading to issues.

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It is our job as specialist teachers to figure out what went wrong and what we can do to support that child. This may be changing environments, our interactions, communication systems. What we don’t want…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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