In a safety plan meeting last week, we discussed how this student, B., has a lot of behaviours that escalate, into a power struggle when staff ask him to wash his hands before eating, or before using technology.
As a team, we decided to add hand washing to his list of behaviours to teach in his program plan. B., his team, and I had a photo shoot and we got to work creating him a book he could read, as well as build a consequence map. These resources were used by both B. and his team, to use as a teaching tool, and a reinforcement strategy.
Target Behaviour: Washing hands
Literacy Level of Text: Transitional
Step 1 of inclusion is teaching skills to help students be a part of the physical community of a classroom or school! This book is one of a series created to teach behaviours around being at school and in classes specifically for a student named A. A. is a grade 8 student who loves doors! As A. walks down the halls of his school, he likes to open and close doors…which, as you can imagine… drives both teachers and students nuts. So rather than just never letting him walk in the hallways, A. and I wrote this book together.
A and I had a photo shoot and together, as a part of his program, him and his staff read it together and practice. We used a visual consequence map to help, which his staff carried around with them in a binder, to help A. when he was stuck. Or as a reinforcement tool, in case he exhibited the behaviour after it was taught.
Book: Me and My School
Target behaviour: Opening and closing doors
Literacy level of text: Transitional