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This is defiance.
Old 03-09-2019, 06:35 AM
 
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I think that no matter if you provide the world's greatest lessons delivered by the world's greatest teacher that it will make any difference. This is a behavioral issue.

It sounds like administration is already involved ("we")? If not, just start documenting. Stay in contact with the parents, while subtly making sure they understand that you have a limited number of ways that you can intervene, always with concern for the child's future.

If your school or district has a behavior specialist, get help there. That way you've done everything you can. Most times, a behavior contract or self-and-match chart is suggested. If so, put the rewards on the parents if possible.

With difficult cases, I have charted behaviors. One student, I even charted every fifteen minutes. I just made a grid with the behaviors at issue and each time period was a box. That way, I could just carry a clipboard and make tally marks as necessary. Honestly, it helps when blame is deflected to me, rather than the student.

I really feel for you. We aren't psychologists, but we are often called upon to be therapists.
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