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- Leaving the Classroom? You Can Still Make a Difference! - November 5, 2013
- Why I Resigned From My Teaching Job: It's Not What You Think - October 21, 2013
- Fluency Fix-Up Strategies Part II - October 17, 2013
- Fluency Fix-Up: Teaching Sight Word Phrases - October 8, 2013
- Working Together to Break the Silence: October is Selective Mutism Awareness Month - October 2, 2013
- Stressed Out! Helping the Child With Selective Mutism Cope With Anxiety - September 26, 2013
- Using Booktalks to Create a Community of Readers - September 17, 2013
- Beyond the Jitters: Selective Mutism and Social Phobia - September 13, 2013
- Say No to Boredom! Dynamic Incorporation of Nonfiction Into the Classroom - September 12, 2013
2. Provide a safe haven within the classroom- Because many with Asperger’s can quickly become overwhelmed and overstimulated with typical classroom noise, busyness, and multiple activities happening simultaneously, it is important to have a place where the child can go to be alone. Provide an area in the classroom where the student can go to defuse, regroup, and to be alone. To promote independence, it is important to teach the student to recognize when he/she is becoming upset and to go to the “safe haven.” This can be a desk, a small table, or a carpeted area in the back or corner of the room. When the child feels ready, they are to rejoin the class or activity.
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