Wha-wha-wha-WTF?!!?!?!?

http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2007/08/09/school_expands_on_mission_to_aid_autistic_children/

Oh, Mama don’t play that!  Don’t be putting my baby in no claustrophobia inducing box!

Can’t these fools think of a better way to help this child calm down during transitions?

I know Ronan’s teacher has several sane options that she could share with them.  What about a timer, a PECS schedule, a school rules board focusing on positive reinforcement, or even a calm down spot – something less similar to a dog cage.

I’m all for “you need to sit here until you calm down” – even if I have to sit with him, or keep putting him back on the calm down spot repeatedly. 

But, really, is this necessary?

Thoughts?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. awalkabout
    Mar 29, 2008 @ 13:08:28

    OMG!!! This is ridiculous! They don’t even say it’s to remove sensory overload or anything–just to punish the child for acting out during a transition! My kids would hate this and scream even more!

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  2. ronanjames
    Mar 29, 2008 @ 18:32:08

    Seriously!!! My son would turn into a panic attack maniac and scream forever!! How about a little area with the TEACHER nearby and giving him a soothing thing, like a koosh ball to manipulate??!!!
    That’s just insane, ha?

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