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Partner With Your Child’s Special Educator

A version of this article was originally published on Janelle Espling’s blog. – See more at: http://www.thinkinclusive.us/what-is-the-best-way-to-partner-with-your-childs-special-educator/#sthash.7XVngsK0.dpuf Since your child has started getting services, you have probably had your fair share of educators come into your life, and sometimes into your home. In Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings and IFSP meetings, we often say that […]

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Discipline Kids with Positive and Negative Consequences

Increase Good Behaviors and Decrease Negative Behaviors By Amy Morin The consequences kids receive for their behaviors determines how likely they are to repeat that behavior. This is true for both positive and negative behaviors. Offering positive consequences for good behaviors will encourage children to continue exhibiting that behavior. Providing negative consequences for misbehaviors will discourage […]

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Providing Structure for Your Child: How to Assert Your Parental Authority

What is Structure? When parents provide structure, it means they are asserting and establishing their parental authority and control in a responsible manner in order to encourage healthy growth and development of their children. In this article, we will look at a number of ways parents can provide structure for their children, including structuring their […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorders And Classroom Discipline

Students with autism spectrum disorders, and some atypically developing blind children, have a greater than average need for structure, rules and education about what behavior is acceptable in school. They are not biologically equipped to “figure out” social expectations. This social deficit is a major condition required for an ASD diagnosis. These students are far […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of a Token Economy

Token economies are popular classroom management tools. It’s an effective intervention that is relatively easy to set up and implement – if done correctly. A token economy can be extremely successful at increasing appropriate behaviors, task completion, and academic skills. Wooho, right?! And if you are successful at increasing all these fabulous responses it will in […]

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