Article: The rocking chair boy

Gerry would get up and begin pacing in the classroom. His teacher in his old school was frustrated with the child. She spent lots of time trying to get Gerry to sit down during instruction. He even had a FBA (functional behavior plan) addressing that “problem.” Gerry’s real challenge was that he had ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) which included extreme sensory issues. He also had limited verbal communication. This is a story about how a teacher figured out what to do to include a student with ASD into her classroom and get him to learn and do his work.

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Date posted: December 4, 2014. Content created by The Autism NOW Center. Last updated: December 4, 2014.

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