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5 Tips for dealing with challenging behaviour

5 Tips for dealing with challenging behaviour – June 2016

  1. Much of the time when we are faced with behaviour that challenges us as supporter can stem from the individual’s sensory processing skills being out of balance. We can help to support them when we are fully aware of this.

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5 Tip to help learners hearing!

Sound Distractions

Just like visual clutter sound can be really distracting so here are some tips on making an environment successful for learners who have difficulties processing sound.

  1. Try to cut down echo in the classroom because although you may not think that you don’t have echo you may be surprised.

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Visual Distractions

Visual distractions

When trying to get learners with autism or a visual loss to really focus on you or the activity.  It’s worth looking around your room and follow these 5 quick and easy visual points.

  1. Look out for visual glare on the room.

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Assessments & investigations of vision – some helpful tips!

It is common to hear that we ‘do visual stimulation’ with students with visual impairments, and it will prove to be beneficial for all ages. But to do this, we must find something which the student is interested in looking at! We must also investigate how the student sees.

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So iPads work with Autism…?

 

We really need hard evidence to support importing new teaching technologies into the classroom. Trouble is the iPad tech is so new at the moment there is little evidence to guide us as to what works and in what way. Also autism is so wide and is so variable across the spectrum it’s hard to be clear as to what we mean when we say this app is great for kids with autism.

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Supporting individuals with Challenging Behaviour

Understanding that individuals on the autistic spectrum, or with cognitive difficulty, may possibly be interpreting their environment in an entirely different way to those supporting them, is an important first step in responding to the challenging behaviour. Accepting that, for these individuals, the levels of anxiety caused by sensory regulation issues is a major trigger.

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The Roots of Challenging Behaviour

Roots of Challenging Behaviour

In this very short article we are going to explore the organic causes of challenging behaviour. We will consider why the destructive behaviours seem so entrenched. We will also consider what the individual gets out of this behaviour.

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Sensory Pegs from IKEA, Sound Activated Electroluminescent Wire! and more

Introducing…Sound Activated Electroluminescent Wire!

Under £15 pounds, this is an incredible sound operated sensory effect from Amazon! Have a look!

A great idea from…IKEA!

If you want to hang sensory things or a blackout blind in your classroom or home this is a cheap way to fix it up!

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Download our Top Ten Sensory apps for November 2015

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What did you say?

What did you say?

Hearing is one of the most important senses we have. People without the ability to hear often say that they are the most isolated from our world. I have a hearing loss myself and I understand what it’s like to be isolated in some situations.

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