I Know I Said…


I know that I said that ignoring worked for Nu, but that was for that day. One thing about him is that nothing works that long for him. It is so hit and miss. I spoke with the school psychologist today, she offered up a suggestion I tried today that worked, but who knows for how long. I’ll see if it works tomorrow. Until next time people!

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4 thoughts on “I Know I Said…

  1. We agreed that the function of the behavior was attention. So, she suggested that before he has a chance to act out, that I call him into the group and let him have his moment in the sun. Even when he’s not in the group. When I was doing the sound spelling cards with my other group, I called him off the computer and let him lead it for a minute. I told him thank you, then instructed everyone to give him a hand. He was beaming from ear to ear. However, by the end of the day, he started a fight with 9 of my students. I had planned on doing it all day, but never got a chance to because he wanted more.
    I wasn’t surprised though. Nothing works with him more than twice. So, back to the drawing board.

  2. I wonder if this is how my stepson’s teacher felt about him? If she did, I can’t say I blame her because he gave her and the rest of the school the “business!” Nu sounds striking similiar to my baby. As you may (or may not) know he had A LOT of behavior problems in school; so much that he was eventually placed in an alternative school where he was CONSTANTLY suspended and/or sent home at least three times a week, hospitalized twice (ten days apiece)for observation, and then we finally resorted to residential treatment (at the urging and recommendation of his therapists, school faculty, our pediatrician, and the staff at the pyschiatric hospital) where he remained for 11 months up until my husband’s death.

    My stepson also suffered from bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, and ODD. He was also very violent toward adults at school. At home, he was a typical child. So perhaps there is something mentally wrong with Nu. Has anyone ever met with his parents to discuss this as a possibility? He may need to be placed in the next least restrictive environment for his own ataraxia.

  3. I can’t go into specifics, but it is my belief that there is something else going on. I am working on securing him another placement in his least restrictive environment because i have come to realize that no matter what I do I cannot give him what he needs. I know that when he misbehaves that it isn’t personal, but it still drains me.

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