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Posted on October 3, 2021 10:25 pm
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etazeW
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The Occupational Therapist does not follow the same "rewards" procedure as our classroom. She pulls a student twice a week, and gives him candy every time. We want to work on an overall reward since he is high functioning and capable of possibly being mainstreamed into a basic education setting. Sometimes, when he comes back to class, he goofs off and doesn't complete work since he received his "reward" from the Occupational Therapist.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 4, 2021 1:11 am

tuXuNa
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I would communicate with the occupational therapist about how you would like to work on an overall reward with the goal of the student being mainstreamed into a basic education setting and see if you can compromise. Perhaps the student could be rewarded in class after he has been pulled by the occupational therapist. If not, I would speak with the student about the classroom expectations and how your expectations may differ from those of the occupational therapist but that he is to still complete work in class regardless of whether or not he has already been rewarded. You could also offer him a greater incentive than candy to motivate him to still complete his work anyways.
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Solution 2
Posted October 3, 2021 10:58 pm

aQePuW
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I would talk to the ot about rewards and what you do in your classroom.
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Solution 3
Posted October 4, 2021 1:44 am

yqeMeL
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I think it would be best to sit down with the OT and the student and create a plan for in the classroom and in the OT room that everyone agrees on. Once everyone agrees, begin implementing immediately.
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Solution 4
Posted October 10, 2021 5:47 pm

XyqyBy
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I would set up a meeting with the occupational therapist to discuss rewards. The OT should also be included in the IEP meeting and this should be discussed in the IEP meeting.
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Solution 5
Posted October 31, 2021 8:52 pm

adeSah
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I would definitely have a discussion with the OT. I don't think you'll be able to convince the student to perform at a "reduced" reward rate, it likely is a big motivator to them. I would either increase your rewards to match or have the OT lower theirs. The latter may spark an initial backlash but it should vanish quickly.
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