50/50 LEARNING AND BEHAVIOUR PROGRAMS
It is very important when developing a behaviour program that you put in place two types of strategies:
- Strategies for the ADULTS to use to manage the students behaviour
- Strategies for the CHILD to manage THEIR OWN behaviour
HOW TO USE THE 50/50 PROGRAM
You will need to use a combination of strategies and while at first it may feel like YOU are doing all the work as the student learns to work with what you provide, you will do less and less and eventually move to a 50/50 approach. This is where 50% of the strategies are by the adult and 50% by the student. Children on the spectrum need to be ‘taught’ to use a combination of strategies. I have seen many examples over the years where people put in place a strategy and just expect the child to understand how to use it or what it means.
One of the key elements of a 50/50 program is teaching children to manage their own emotions. A pro-active approach to helping children with ASD, ADHD, ODD identify their ‘personal triggers’ is essential. Once you know these, it is easier to develop the ‘Strategies’ and ‘Actions’ to put in place for the individuals at home and school.
I have designed this one pager as I think it is perfect to print off for easy access to these strategies. Don’t forget the key strategy:
STRATEGY + ACTION = INDEPENDENCE & SUCCESS