ASD & Challenging Behaviors
Behavior / Social Thinking

ASD & Challenging Behaviors

         There is no one-size fits all when it comes to special education classroom behavior management strategies.  Behavior interventions can be preventive or reactive.   Preventative or proactive interventions anticipates the student’s possible reactions and provides supports for the student to engage in desired behavior. Reactive interventions occur when the undesired behavior has already occurred. The … Continue reading

Sensory Processing Disorder
Behavior / Sensory

Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), exists when sensory signals are either not detected or don’t get organized into appropriate responses.  Pioneering occupational therapist, educational psychologist, and neuroscientist A. Jean Ayres, PhD, likened SPD to a neurological “traffic jam” that prevents certain parts of the brain from receiving the information needed to interpret sensory information correctly.  A … Continue reading