Re: smothering child with his talking

    thank you for your suggestions. This type of behavior is so above and
    beyond other students I have had. I am just really frustrated.

    On 10/09/14, My take wrote:
    > One thing that stood out to me was that school hasn't been in
    > session that long and you have tried and abandoned several
    > different techniques. Often when you start a plan, the behavior
    > gets worse before it gets better. So, I would sit down with the
    > mom and come up with something that you can both use so he
    > is getting the same message and expectations at home and at
    > school. Then both implement it, be consistent, and stick with it
    > for at least several weeks. Keep in touch with the mother or
    > have some sort of reporting system which may also act as a
    > support system for both of you.
    > If you use the stick system and he only has so many sticks and
    > when they are gone, they are gone, then, when he tries to talk,
    > cut him off. Immediately. Don't let him get a word in. Remind
    > him he used his sticks and he is DONE. I would give him one
    > stick every 5 min. and then if he can manage that, gradually
    > increase the length of time between giving him the sticks. Also,
    > set a timer on your phone or have a little timer around your neck
    > and give him a short amount of time that he can talk with his
    > stick - maybe 15-30 seconds. Give him just enough time to say
    > a couple of sentences and then his time is up. Again, as he is
    > successful, shorten the amount of time he is allowed to talk. You
    > will need to enlist the help of the class so they know what is
    > going on and can help. This isn't going to be a quick fix but
    > changing learned behaviors rarely are.