Michael is a three-year-old boy with severe seizure activity. He has made friends in his inclusive preschool classroom and is usually very happy there. He has limited receptive communication skills, and when there are unexpected changes in the routine, he often reacts with disruptive or aggressive behavior. Through careful planning and the use of a picture schedule, Michael is learning to react more appropriately to schedule changes.
Please respond to the following:
- What is meant by “limited receptive communication skills”?
- What can be done to improve the situation for Michael?
- What can be done to resolve disruptive behavior issues in learning environments?