A student with severe SPD licks the windows of the school bus when he rides.
COACHING REPLY: After some more questioning, the boy maybe over-stimulated by the bus ride, triggering under-stimulation to taste or oral gratification. Give small piece of candy, have assistant ride by window. Confirm with parent which small piece of food would they would advise.
A parent asked, "How can I get my daughter to stop being over excited about asking driving directions, and if we are almost there, yet. COACHING REPLY: What can she do in the car? Coloring, writing what she sees, names and signs in the environment, give her a replacement activity.
How to prevent a student w/ autism from completing all assignments in a syllabus the first week of class. COACHING REPLY: Discuss with the student the layout of the course and only give the student a portion of the syllabus.
A teacher explains that her preschooler needed to have her back brushed in order to fall asleep, but this was too time consuming. COACHING REPLY: Laying on the mat to fall asleep was over-stimulating for her to do. She would benefit from a weighted blank, to free the teacher up. If this is an attention seeking behavior, methods of replacing a special object from the teacher can channel the attention. Many times strategies work for a little while and you will need to change up approaches.