Linda Hodgdon Whenever Mom drops Tommy off at scho

Linda Hodgdon Whenever Mom drops Tommy off at scho

Linda Hodgdon Whenever Mom drops Tommy off at school in the morning, Tommy (a child with autism) cries uncontrollably. Mom takes him to the grade 2 classroom door and an Educational Assistant meets them. Mom and the assistant have a difficult time getting Tommy calmed and into the classroom. Everyone in the class and the hallway are disrupted. Tommy cries; clings to mom and escalates into dropping to the floor and hitting out at adults nearby. Tommys reaction is not as a result of separation from his mom. Tommy uses a visual schedule at home.


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