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A Boy In My Classroom With Autism

Author: Mandy M.
Date: 12-17-2011
Views: 4,742
Word Count: 146
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 6646-OR

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I work with special needs children. There is a 12 year old boy in my classroom with Autism. Sadly, up to this point he has been no form of communication which causes him to be anxious and exhibit self-injurious behaviors. His anxiety is heightened when he transitions to different locations (i.e. when he's in the car/bus)

One day we were going on a field trip and when we got on the bus he became overly anxious, screaming and biting his hands. I pulled out my Peppermint and held it in front of his nose asking him to "smell". He immediately stopped screaming and biting his hand while he was smelling the Peppermint. I continued to hold it in front of him for the entire bus ride and he became increasingly calm. I continue to use Peppermint when he becomes anxious and it works like a charm!

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