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Educating children with sensory processing disorders

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If you were a parent of a child diagnosed with a behavior problem caused by a neurological disorder such as bipolar, ADHD, or sensory processing disorder, would you want your child to be educated in the general classroom with typically-developing or non-disabled peers, or in a smaller, more restrictive environment where there is a smaller teacher-to-student ratio with other children who have similar disabilities? Provide a rationale for your decision and use outside resources to support your perspective. List at least three intervention strategies you would use, as a teacher, to include this student in your classroom. Be sure to write which age/grade-level you've chosen, along with the appropriate behavior intervention strategies.

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I am a parent of one child who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, another who was diagnosed with ADHD and just recently one who was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. For the oldest one, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 10 years, it was beneficial for her to remain in mainstream classes, because her disability did not make her unable to learn in regular classes. She was able to focus on her work most of the time; however, her teachers knew that if she was having difficulty, she was allowed to go to the counselor's office if necessary.

The second child was diagnosed with ADHD at age 8 years. She was also allowed to stay in mainstream classes; however, she ...

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The expert educates children with sensory processing disorders. Behavior intervention strategies are provided.