15 Strategies to Help Students 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 learner that public displays of sexually related behavior are unacceptable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Make sure the learner 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 learner (e.g., pat on the back, appropriate oral communications, handshake, etc.).

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

11. Make sure the learner 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 learner for demonstrating sexually related behaviors (e.g., paying attention to the learner 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.

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