Autism Corner: 5 Ways To Handle a Power Struggle
[Source: Autism Classroom News & Resources]
Have you worked with a student who you constantly drew you into a power struggle? Ever had a student who seemed to be able to push exactly the buttons that upset you or someone else in your classroom? Or a student who wouldn’t back down when you gave him a direction he didn’t like?
Think about a student who refuses a direction. You tell him to get his math done. He says, “No.” You tell him he will lose choice time, and he says, “Fine!” And you find yourself arguing with him and trying to think
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