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When I used to (and will again soon, hopefully- hence looking for advice so I can have some measures in order before in hopes to avoid the same thing happening) do ABA (applied behavioral therapy) work I would give my ALL to my student/s, generally like 6-8 hours a day working on IEP/behavior goals, and then I would often work privately in students homes anywhere from 25-40 hours in a week. Like I said, I gave my all- typically 80 hours a week with some kids! My drama is here: after everything I poured into these kids, the real problem was with the parents. I made sure all the parents -- parents whom had sought me out for additional, *private pay* had proper training and understood why I was there and the importance of being a team. They signed papers agreeing to my expectations! The expectations were never, ever followed through, they did what was easy, what didn't cause a fight, and then I was the one starting from zero again the next day at school, after school, and entire weekends....See More
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mollyh Thank you, Heather!
Sep 30
mollyh I don't know why it's "publishing" 2x
Sep 30
mollyh I don't know why it's "publishing" 2x
Sep 30
Alexandra Sletten I bet that is super frustrating and I see this first hand with my roommate's daughter! So sort of a different situation, but recently my roommate's daughter was told that if she is not potty trained in the next few months, she can no longer attend preschool. I still can't believe that she isn't potty trained (she is five in two weeks.) My roommate ...See More
Sep 30
Anne R Molly, I'm sorry I do not have an answer for you, but I like your idea of interviewing parents to make sure that they take the situations and solutions as seriously as you do. I agree with what everyone is saying about only being able to control what we can in the classroom. It is unfortunate when parents say that they are going to support you and ...See More
Sep 30


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