[nobe-l] Physical aggression

sarah at sarahblakelarose.com sarah at sarahblakelarose.com
Tue Dec 5 00:51:05 UTC 2017

Tara, trust your para in these situations but work to build a good relationship with your student when he is calm and ready to use his language to talk with you about his feelings and experiences. You can be a vital resource in helping him to develop language skills to express himself as an alternative to his behaviors.

Rev. Sarah Blake LaRose
Accessible instruction in Biblical languages

-----Original Message-----
From: NOBE-L [mailto:nobe-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Tara Abella via NOBE-L
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:10 PM
To: National Organization of Blind Educators Mailing List <nobe-l at nfbnet.org>
Cc: taranabella0 at gmail.com
Subject: [nobe-l] Physical aggression

Hello all,

I have a student in my class this year who has a sensory processing disorder. Lately, he has been physically aggressive i.e. kicking, hitting, tripping, pushing, and spitting towards students and staff. The paraprofessional in my room typically takes over when he becomes physically aggressive, but I feel it is unfair for her or other staff to always intervene. Because I have no usable vision, it is more difficult for me to grab an arm or step out of the way of an attack before putting him into the proper hold. I'd like to do more to help in these situations, but this student is large for a 10-year-old and has left bruises, scratches, etc and I worry about worsening the situation. Has anyone had a student like this, and what did you typically do in these situations?


Tara Abella


Sent from my iPhone
NOBE-L mailing list
NOBE-L at nfbnet.org
To unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info for NOBE-L:

More information about the NOBE-L mailing list