Changing Your Perspective on Behaviors

It’s been quite a long time since my last post. What I’ve learned from my experiences since my last post is that a child’s behavior in the school setting can have deeper meanings than I ever considered before. Children who have experienced trauma may be impacted neurologically and they may have developmental needs as well as triggers that underlie behavior. Understanding a child’s developmental history is very important in understanding behavior. How a teacher builds a relationship with a child can make a significant impact in a child’s sense of safety and trust.

I’ve been discovering the use of sensory-based strategies used in a daily routine and within a relational context can become a path to healing. I’ve also discovered many other techniques that are helpful within a community-based setting as well as a school-based setting. Reducing seclusion and restraint within the school setting has become an important issue nationally. Each child is unique. Attempts to find the right combination of strategies takes time as well as coordination and communication with school staff, community resources, and family.

My goal is to begin sharing as much information as possible from what I’ve learned.

20 Responses to “Changing Your Perspective on Behaviors”

  1. deb Says:

    You can find more evidence by reading two books by Dr. Bruce Perry: “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog”, and “Born To Love, Why Empathy is Endangered”.
    These two books are eye opening on how trauma affects the developing brain.