Managing behavior is about predicting and preventing an unwanted behavior before it happens— not always possible but a more effective place to put our energy than always being reactive.
￼A. Weir (Lasser, 1999)
Teach good habits that are impulse-responsive through role play and practice. the critical thinking step and helps positive behavior become routine.
Provide Lessons in Cause-and-Effect (“If I do this, then this will happen.”)
Provide Close Supervision
- For safety
- For positive peer interaction
- To assist them in following the rules
Avoid them on the playground
- ￼￼Make certain the yard duty supervisor is aware of the student’s FASD needs
- Provide the student with something to do (a special game/activity/ball, etc.) or a buddy
- Create playground games which include anyone who wants to join in
- Explain FASD to classmates. Let them know how important it is to include FASD students even though the FASD student may get confused during a game or may not remember the rules.
Avoid them in the lunchroom
- Practice lunchroom behavior (where to sit, what to do when they are finished, etc.)
- Seat FASD student with a good role model
Avoid them walking in the hall
- Have student be the line leader, walking with a teacher
- Hold the student’s hand (if young)