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rupert replied to the topic 'Hitting Instead of Using Words- What to Do?' in the forum. 06/25/2018

Again create zero stress and youre unlikely to see it
And prepare everyone for joells silly game reactions
Investing in a t rex suit would be a good idea

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rupert replied to the topic 'Hitting Instead of Using Words- What to Do?' in the forum. 06/25/2018

Yes joell is spot on with thisAnf do t worry about the horses. They will understand and forgive him amd it probably wont even happenIf it does dont admonish him like you might a neurotypical. Make it funny and silly and politely ignore some of itIf you react with outrage on behalf of your horse itll escalateSo you have to prepare a bombproof horse for him and imagine you were going on a police horse to a soccer matchYoure both professionals and will handle it as if it wasnt happeningBut like i say it almost certainly wont Its so easy yo shame without even meaning toRehearse the situations that you fear might happen in your mind and imagine you and your horse gliding through them serenely and with humorThen you wont accidentally have an emotional reaction that causes shame

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rupert replied to the topic 'Hitting Instead of Using Words- What to Do?' in the forum. 06/25/2018

 Always always always make a joke out of it and turn the whole thing into a Scooby doo (you or volunteer etc) running away in a funny way then turn and chase him etc.This way he feels safe abd not shamed and you can participate in his mood whatever it isBiancas designated hitting space is also goodIts likely that if you create a stress free enviro you wont see any violence however because violence is usually a stress reaction But having the strategies makes it less stressfull for you all and therefore for him too

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Virginie and 12 others have joined the group Horse Boy Method Instructors/Trainers 06/05/2018

Oh my, Troy- I would be in jail before I could send out an invite- this is the land of the free and brave- so ironic that we are so over protective in some ways and not so much in others.

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...also look at Richard Long though Godsworthy is more magical.
www.richardlong.org/

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Scub and I have been river dipping since he was 2. We still do it twice a week. Just being in that water brings happiness.

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rupert replied to the topic 'Inspiration for Writing Lessons Using Movement Method' in the forum. 05/14/2018

Just writing in mud and dirt with sticks is a good way
Also, giant paintbrushes on giant pieces of paper often a kick start for the creative process of writing.

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rupert replied to the topic 'Retention of Sound Blends' in the forum. 04/18/2018

Treasure hunts and silliness! Practice with silly voices, and let the child use silly voices as well.

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rupert replied to the topic 'Reading Fluency Challenge' in the forum. 04/04/2018

Follow their interest! Mostly when they are interested they will do a better than when its about something boring. Make sure they have time to move before they read, read outside, make it fun.

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rupert replied to the topic 'Improving Conversational Speech with Peers and Educators' in the forum. 03/28/2018

"Think on your feet" is an option to start involving him in group conversations.
Stand in a circle; post agree/disagree questions and simply have people who agree step into the circle and who disagree stay on the outside of the circle. This is the first step to being involved in a group discussion in a non-threatening environment.

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rupert replied to the topic 'Perfectionism in student' in the forum. 03/28/2018

Mad-lib like we used to do with Rowan help too.
You fill in the blanks - have one version that requires crazy silly and wrong answers and one correct version.

Also modules about the mistakes that famous scientists made and how they got then to right answers after making the mistakes.

And how they'd never have gotten to the right answers if they hadn't made those mistakes first.

And then other lessons where he sees other people make mistakes and then use those mistakes to figure the right way out.

We do have a lesson plan module in the testing section about mad-lib here: ntls.co/courses/lesson-plans/271-testing

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rupert replied to the topic 'Perfectionism in student' in the forum. 03/28/2018

Make a whole set of lesson about the necessity of mistakes.

Where you get it wrong if you don't get it wrong first before you get it right. Then to be correct you must first be incorrect and then correct.

And that way the brain really takes in which is the right answer

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rupert replied to the topic 'I was surprised I cried' in the forum. 03/23/2018

Yes hes been around for a long time and takes thr work away from any narcissistic edge towards more effective compassion
Defo check his stuff out
Also mark Leary the curse of the self
And brene brown esp her work on shame and how to overcome it
All great resources for overwhelmed autism parents

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