Social-Behavioral Mapping: Students with Social Learning challenges or related disabilities who have difficulty seeing the outcome, thus any behavioral system built for them needs to provide extra information about what we are trying to teach them. It cannot be assumed that a student understands how his/her behavior is linked to the consequences that follow, or that he/she understands how his/her behavior affects the perspective of fellow students or educators. In short this system also teaches social responsibility. Expected Versus Unexpected Behaviors. For example, students in classrooms who have difficulty staying on task and learning as part of a group need to actively learn about “behaviors for learning”. Depending on the student, these might include:
a. Staying in your chair
b. Keeping hands and feet to self
c. Using functional communication
d. Being aggressive to peers/others
e. Keeping your voice quiet except to speak when the teacher has called on you.
f. Raising your hand when you need help.
These are the behavioral sets we expect students to perform in order to be ready to learn as part of a group.