15 Strategies to Help Learners Who Make Sexually Explicit Comments

Are you looking for strategies to help students who make sexually explicit comments? If so, keep reading.

1. Indicate to the student that public displays of sexually related behavior are unacceptable.

2. Observe the student closely to prevent unacceptable sexually related behaviors from happening.

3. Organize their surroundings so the student does not have time to take part in unacceptable behavior (e.g., keep a full schedule of learning activities ).

4. Place the student near the teacher to give more direct supervision.

5. Provide visibility to and from the student. The teacher and the student should be able to see each other. Make eye contact possible at all times.

6. Make sure you are regularly in proximity to the student.

7. Do not let the student be left alone with other students or unsupervised.

8. Make sure the student knows the logical consequences of their unacceptable behavior(e.g., peers will not want to interact with him/her, removal from the group may be appropriate, etc.).

9. Embody socially acceptable behavior for the student (e.g., pat on the back, appropriate oral communications, handshake, etc.).

10. Separate the student from the peer(s) who stimulates the unacceptable sexually related behavior.

11. Make sure the student knows that sexually related behaviors are unacceptable at school (e.g., words, gestures, remarks, touching, exposing, etc.).

12. Intervene early and often when there is a problem to prevent more severe problems from happening.

13. Do not inadvertently reinforce the student for demonstrating sexually related behaviors (e.g., paying attention to the student only when they show sexually related behaviors, demonstrating shock, etc.).

14. Consider using an adaptive behavior management app. Click here to view a list of apps that we recommend.

15. Click here to learn about six bonus strategies for challenging problem behaviors and mastering classroom management.

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