My son is 7yrs old, non-verbal & autistic. From pre-school thru Special Ed 1st grade he's had a 1:1 aide as he had difficulties with attention in class, transitioning and has noncompliance behaviors. He also has a behavior plan for dropping to the floor and staying dead weight on the floor for long periods of time. Throughout the years, he has been improving, his dropping behavior went from 45mins being the longest on the floor to 2mins to 45sec on an average 3-6 times a day and so in the beginning of this year they modified his IEP to eliminate the wording of individual ABA aide to
"X will participate in a ABA classroom with trained staff all day long and is working with a variety of trained adults to increase independence and generalize skills to multiple adults."
They said this will help fade out the 1:1 aide but will still have the aide support, only if needed. My son is now in 2nd grade with a new teacher, new aides and new classroom. It's been 2 months and already demonstrating excessive behaviors to escape/avoid activities in the classroom and dropping behaviors transitioning to speech, OT & APE classes. His dropping has increased more than 6 times a day and up to an hour on the floor. It is to the point where it is impeding his education.
I requested an IEP to implement back a 1:1 aide - the school district director of special ed indicated they will need to take data on his behaviors and how it is impeding his education for the next 3-4 weeks in order to make a decision to grantmy request or not.
Although, I feel pretty confident that my son will exhibit escape/avoiding behaviors when they do start observing but how will I know what fits their criteria to grant the 1:1 aide request....does anyone have any tips or suggestions?
Also, just a side note my son is getting a 1:1 aide for outdoor breaks and recess for safety/elopement purposes only.