General Policies for Successful Group ActivitiesTutor/Student Seating       It may seem obvious, but one of the most impor...
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General policies for group activities

  1. 1. General Policies for Successful Group ActivitiesTutor/Student Seating It may seem obvious, but one of the most important aspects oflearning is orientation to the teacher. At WoodsEdge it is important thatevery activity the students participate in provides multiple learningopportunities. As such, students and tutors must sit in specific formationsduring activities.Engagement and PromptingMusicTutors must actively engage their student during music at all times. Engageyour student in imitating song actions and ELOs related to the songs.Reinforce all approximations or appropriate behavior. You can also use anybehaviors from music as ELOs in the booth; perfect practice is important forsuccess! It is highly encouraged that tutors provide students with a varietyof ELOs during transitions to and from the music group, as well asreinforcement for appropriate transitioning.If at any time during music a student’s behavior becomes disruptive(crying, yelling, hitting), redirect the child away from the other child orblock inappropriate behaviors and try to get the child on task.SpeechDuring speech, the tutor’s job is to keep the child on task and in their seat.We do not give any ELOs, but prompt when needed. For example, if thespeech therapist shows the student the PECS book and the student is notresponsive, you would partially prompt your student to reach for the book.SnackThe tutor should sit behind their student and keep them in the chair. Theclassroom teacher will use the PECS book to ask the child what they want.If the child is not attending to the PECS book, the classroom teacher mightask you to prompt them from behind as in speech.

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