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I am a first grade teacher. I have a student this year who will scream at the top of his lungs for no apparent reason. This was evidently an issue last year as well. When he is asked to do something (work) he says he needs to go to the restroom, he's hungry, etc. Anything to get out of doing what he is asked to do. And when told that he can't get up or go anywhere, he starts screaming bloody murder. My other 24 students cannot learn in an environment like this.I have tried being super firm, super nice, and have even called for reinforcement at times (4 times today!) and nothing stops the behavior. The parents are aware and obviously have no discipline or behavior changing strategies for this child because they just smile and say thank you when anything is mentioned to them. My principal will come and talk to him, and then she leaves when he is quiet. As soon as she is gone, he starts screaming again. I am at my wits' end and we have only been in school for 2 1/2 weeks! Does anyone have...See More
Miss Nora Remember, students can be recommended for special education services for behavioral reasons, not just academic. Insist on formally starting the process immediately. This will include a written request, a series of meetings, formal observations by a psych professional. It is the school's duty to provide the services this child needs.

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Aug 30, 2016
Yes Have you tired ignoring the behavior all together. Maybe the child knows that when he or she screams they get your attention/help. By ignoring it when it happens then you are telling the child that this isn't the correct way you get people's attention. But you have to give them praise and attention the second they stop. It may be difficult at first...See More
Nov 14, 2016

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