Re: Runners

    i have 2 like that now. One is severe Sped and adm is making
    other arrangements for him. The other I believe is ODD or
    has Conduct Disorder. He does less running and is more
    defiant in general. I am documenting everything he does,
    have a behavior chart where he earns stickers, etc. and I am
    now going to have the Psychologist observe him and discuss a
    behavior plan and looking at an FBA (Functional Behavior
    assessment). This particular child is extremely defiant,
    interferes with other kids all of the time and then lays on
    the floor in defiance when he doesn't get his way. I know he
    is very spoiled and coddled at home but parents are at is harsh and one spoils him. He is the only
    one in my room who still does not adhere to the rules!!!!
    The other day he patted a girl on her bottom. he knew what
    he did was wrong (cried profusely) but still did it.... don't
    know what to do about that yet....

    On 9/27/15, I had a student like this wrote:
    > I a student who behaved much like you describe and he was
    > labeled ODD (oppositional defiant disorder). If you google
    > that you may find something that will help.
    > I had an area in the room where he could go to calm down
    > but I could still see him and he could hear what was going
    > on. I had a couple of pillows and a basket of books in the
    > corner and when he needed some space he would go there.
    > I also learned to give him 2 *appropriate* choices. EX:
    > he didn't want to line up, I told him he could hold my hand
    > as we walked down the hall or he could get in line with his
    > friends. It took a while and the behavior got worse before
    > got better, but it did get better. The choices were always
    > give in a calm, no nonsense voice and when he made a
    > choice, I told him he made a good choice. At first he would
    > play me and not make a choice so I would tell him I'd give
    > him a min. to decide and then I would make the choice for
    > him (I choice the least favorable choice LOL) and he
    > got on board.
    > If they run out of the room, keep the door closed and
    > (if that's allowed) or put bells on the door so you can
    > them open, or put a baby gate across the door if it has to
    > stay open. It may not stop them but it should slow them
    > down.
    > If the running is outside, then insist that they stand with
    > and hold their hand. Let them know it's not safe and if
    > can't make a good choice, then you will have to keep them
    > with you to keep them safe.
    > It's not easy and it will get worse before it gets better
    but be
    > insistent, calm, and most of all, consistent. Of course,
    > document, document, document. Eventually I got my boy
    > into SpED but it took most of the year.
    > On 9/25/15, Anonymous for this wrote:
    >> This year I have TWO "runners" -- boys who will bolt from
    >> the room without any warning that they're about to do so.
    >> So far, about all I've been able to do is to call the
    >> office (I don't have an aide, and have 25 students) and
    >> let them know.
    >> One boy has some family issues. Sometimes, if his card
    >> was pulled, he'd go hide under the table. Other times, he
    >> pulls a "flat Stanley" by laying on the floor and
    >> refusing to go anywhere - for anyone, including our
    >> principal. Consulting with his mom, I put him on a
    >> behavior contract. That worked on Wednesday. On
    > Thursday,
    >> when he realized that he wasn't earning his prize for the
    >> day (usually extra iPad time), he climbed over a fence
    >> into another playground and on top of the picnic table.
    >> There, he jumped up and down on the top of that and
    >> refused to come down for any of us. One of the yard
    >> duties ran to get help. A few minutes later, I watched my
    >> principal as she watched this kid run around the entire
    >> campus. He has NO respect for any sort of female
    >> authority. The principal finally called the mom, who
    >> took off work to come get him, though she made him stew
    >> in the office until after school was over. I just wonder
    >> if there's something ... not quite right ... about this
    >> child.
    >> The other child also has a family issue. There are a lot
    >> of children at home, and due to the death of the dad,
    >> only one mom to manage them. This child runs every time
    >> he doesn't get his way. Today it escalated a little
    >> further, with him attempting to knock over some tables
    >> and some chairs. I looked at him and told him, "don't
    >> even think about it," and he took off out the playground
    >> door. I called the office, and then the child ran around
    >> the playground for 5 minutes and then over into the other
    >> playground, where the school secretary attempted to
    >> corral him. I think there may be something else going on
    >> with him.
    >> Other than calling for help when this happens, I really
    >> don't know what else to do. Anyone?