09-11-2010, 07:10 AM
Here's a safety plan I wrote. There has to be a meeting, and the plan needs to be attached to an amendment form signed by the IEP team.
Safety Plan for Superman
Purpose of Meeting: To create a plan to teach Superman not to run away from teachers at school. To implement measures to keep Superman safe as he is learning not to run away at school.
• _____, Mother (Father joined the meeting via telephone during the meeting)
• ____, IEP Teacher
• _____, Head Teacher,
• ______, Consulting Teaching
Observations and Data Collection
According to the data tallied Superman bolts a range of 2 to 8 times per day. Superman loves to run and play chase. It is his favorite game on the playground. He also seems to love the attention that he gains from running away. Mother reported that Superman runs towards things that he is interested in. The parents did not seem to think that Superman’s running was a problem at home, but understood that it was a safety issue at school. (Aside note not in report: This turned out not to be true. Superman did run away in public places (stores, etc.) when he was with his family. I think the parents withheld this information because they were either embarrassed or in denial, and felt more comfortable admitting the truth once Superman got his running under control.)
The main goals are to teach Superman to stop running away when told, and to decrease the number of running incidents, so that he can be safe at school.
Incentives: We agreed to create a sticker chart to reward Superman for stopping when asked and for segments of time during the school day when he does not run. These charts are to be sent home every day for home rewards. Rewards at school will include special time to play outside or in the gym with supervision, computer time, and other things he enjoys at school. Superman can also earn a star button, which will earn him extra recess on Fridays.
Consequences: Consequences for running away include removal from a favored activity, and a time out using a PEC chart to help Superman understand why he is there, and removal of star button.
Harness: A harness will be ordered from transportation for Superman to wear while on the bus, and in the school building as needed. The bus driver knows not to let Superman off the bus until Superman is escorted off by a teacher or instructional assistant. The parents agreed to Superman wearing a harness to help keep him safe.
Holding Hands: Teachers and Instructional Assistants need to hold Superman’s hand while traveling in the school and to and from the bus.