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

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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