Wohoo! I have no tips nor tricks to share with you today, just a sweet story of success! I have one ADORABLE little guy in my class with autism. He is a charmer and I quickly fell in love with him but one thing I didn't fall in love with was his refusal/temper tantrum anytime the class was going to play a game. We WORKED on getting him to participate and by January he was participating...but I still wasn't happy! He would participate but if he didn't win, he would get very angry and lash out and the other kiddos. So we WORKED on being a good sport and today, we turned the corner! My little guy "lost" on a multiplication game we were playing and he walked over to his partner, shook his hand, said "good game" and then gave him a hug! OH MY WORD! It was probably the cutest thing ever and knowing how hard we WORKED to get to that point brought a tear to my eye!
Thanks for letting me share, I know y'all could relate! :)