Peer Groups

    Re: Need help with FBA / BIP
    AM part 2

    > Have to split this due to sp am filters

    I saw him do it when he knew I was watching. That is a clue. He
    isn't going to do something in front of me that is wrong.
    He has good control of the bike and is as good a rider as any of
    the kids.
    He doesn't do it all the time.
    So I watched and thought.

    In the middle of dinner the lightbulb goes on. He wasn't doing
    it when they were racing down the street.
    I call the neighbor and asked her to ask her son if he will come
    out to ride bikes to test a theory on my son running into his
    bike. I have them stand on their bikes and show my son the
    distance needed between the bikes so he doesn't hit the other
    childs tire when riding. Then we practiced with him following
    the neighbor child with me calling out when he was closing that
    distance. Then I had them ride in circles etc doing the same
    thing. I helped the next couple times they were all out riding.
    Problem solved.
    It was a spatial issue. He needed help to identify and practice
    on how it should look TO HIM in order for him not to hit the
    other kids tires.

    I found these to be the kinds of behaviors the school tended to
    label attention seeking or even bullying though they didn't use
    that term.
    With the help of a district liaison we abandoned the FBA's and
    they let me and the district person who was very good at
    behaviors work out what was going on with him. Once we figured
    out the root cause a plan was rarely needed at all. We just
    addressed the issue which was usually a relatively quick fix
    that she addressed with the teacher or engineered out what we
    could on others that he couldn't control yet (ie sensory issues).

    Here is some info on FBA/BIPS
    wrightslaw.com/info/discipl.fab.starin.htm

    As for suggestions for a teacher when you are gone, they need a
    copy and need to follow the BIP.