20: The Behavior Challenge

Sasha Long

Do you struggle to create lessons for your students with more challenging behaviors? It can be hard to follow a typical plan when the needs of each student are unique. What works for one might not work for the other. 


In this episode, I’m excited to chat with Sasha Long of The Autism Helper to learn why we should embrace a level of uncertainty in our instruction.


Sasha is a sport certified behavior analyst and former special education teacher. She travels internationally as a speaker and consultant providing individualized training and feedback to parents, educators, therapists, and administrators in the world of autism. 


After listening to this episode,  I hope you will feel more confident in tailoring your plans to each student and working as a team with the paraprofessionals and special education teachers to achieve success. 



In This Episode You’ll Discover:


  • How to do a “can’t do” or “won’t do” test with students
  • Why it’s important to make lessons steps super achievable
  • What reinforcement is and what it isn’t
  • Why you must prioritize time to coordinate with teachers and parents
  • How a reporting and communication system for your students can be helpful
  • Why it’s okay to not know the answer all the time


Sasha Long


Joke of the Week: 


What did the baby corn say to the mama corn?

Answer: Where’s the “pop” corn? 


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