Increased aggression?

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Registered: 07-24-2003
Increased aggression?
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Mon, 04-07-2008 - 1:07am
Hey all. I know it's been a little while but I'm needing some help. Alex has gotten very aggressive at school over the past month or so. He started poking, elbowing, and tugging/pulling on some of the other kids. He has also started a taunting thing (if someone gets mildly hurt, he will taunt them). BTW, he's 6 1/2 (7 in June) and is in kindergarten. He throws hissy fits over the littlest things too. I know last week his resource helper at school had to leave until next week (we're on spring break now) and I'm not sure who's working with him daily on that part. He sees the OT every Friday still, and SP every Wed. His teacher doesn't know what to do as she doesn't know much about special needs (I give her a ton of credit though because she trying and she needs to try to teach 24 five to six yr olds by herself). Oh, and she'll be leaving at the end of the month when she has her baby. That'll throw a whole new monkey wrench into the system. Rewards don't do much because he tends to respond to instant gratification. For example, he'll behave great if he knows he's getting a treat right after we leave wherever we are, but when we try to earn say 10 stickers to get a treat, he forgets/loses interests and it's back to the nastiness quickly. Sunday School the past few weeks have been absolute nightmares as well (mind you with 16 kids, 11 being boys they all sort of get crazy). I've been helping with that so I don't know if it has something to do with me being in there with him.
Anyway, what do I do now? My confidence as a mom is quickly dwindling and as much as daddy tries to help, his focus needs to be on something else right now. Knowing that Duck Tape isn't an option (lol), I'm getting desperate! Help??
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Registered: 09-27-2007
Mon, 04-07-2008 - 7:36am

oh wouldn't we all love to use tape!! hehehe....where are they keeping the sticker chart for him? maybe if he can see it like on his desk or somewhere near where he sits that would be easier....also...maybe they want to start off with 5 stickers and then a reward...even if it is in the middle of the day...something small...maybe a smartie or something...and maybe involving the whole class that way he doesn't feel singled out...my mom is a pre-k teacher and she has two kids in her room with severe sesnory issues and behavior problems...she has made sticker charts for the whole class...and after each activity she comes around and gives them a sticker...she also uses smarties as

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Registered: 09-26-2007
Wed, 04-09-2008 - 12:38am

A short sticker chart i think is in order. And is there a reward you can give him at the end of the day for getting say 4 out 5 stickers? That way he has something to look forward to at the end of the day.

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Registered: 07-18-2007
Thu, 04-10-2008 - 1:01pm

Scott's OT recommended more heavy work when Scott gets agressive. He has been actually kicking and punching a heavy (80lb) punching bag with my husband and it seems to help a little. We are now going to the YMCA and swimming 3 times a week in order to help wear him out. In the classroom, Scott's teachers have done soemthing like a sticker chart which is helping with some of the behaviors.

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