|Proloquo2go on iPad|
|break space located within the classroom or a close room nearby.|
|create cards or buttons for them to ask for a break|
STEP 6: Teach the team. Everywhere the child goes this, they should be able to request a break and have it be honored. It is really important to be able to be consistent across the board. If you can't be consistent, the child may not learn the new skill.
There you have it. Your student can finally protest functionally. Now, you may be wondering, how on Earth am I going to be able to get them to do any work, if all they are doing all day long is requesting a break, and not doing any non-preferred activities? This method is used to train the student to ask for a break. Once this skill is mastered, you can introduce limits. For example, let's say you have a 90-minute ELA block, you can give them 6 break cards and let them know, they can only take 6 breaks, once those are gone, you can't have anymore. Once they understand the concept of only having that many cards (a limit), you can begin to fade this down. Eventually, you should be able to fade them altogether.