In continuing this series on positive behaviour strategies for schools and other social situations, I will start with the issues often faced by children with additional support needs. I have written a few ideas which can give a starting point for development of that skill.
It is important to remember that children start displaying unwanted behaviours because they are struggling to comprehend the situation they are experiencing. This is particularly true of children who have additional support for learning requirements. Their behaviour can be a display of frustration, or anger, or confusion and because they do not have the verbal skills to communicate their needs to us in a more effective way they resort to unwanted behaviours.
This mind map is about developing ideas to support the development of specific skills which the child may be lacking in their interactions and understanding of social situations. It is important to remember that understanding children’s behaviour is not an excuse to allow that behaviour to repeatedly occur…remember we strive to encourage positive behaviours!
The original eight facets of demands which can be compromised are from the book ‘No fighting , no biting , no screaming’ by Bo Hejlskov Elven. The suggestions are ones I have come across during my experiences and work. Remember, positive and constructive feedback is always welcome. We are here to share what we know and have used successfully so that others can benefit from our knowledge.