If you know my philosophy on teaching my kiddos about appropriate behavior, you would know that I think it is fine to categorize behavior as "good" and "bad" when teaching kids with autism. However, I know this is up for debate with many people. This is simply my own opinion...when working with kids with lower language skills, I find this concept is easier to latch onto than using more subjective terms. With that being said, at my new job, the terms of choice are "expected" and "unexpected" behavior. So, I am trying something new and seeing how it works...I'll keep you posted if I change my mind. ☺
Anyways, during our social skills group, one of my staff members did this great sorting activity. She verbally gave a scenario or explanation of the picture and had the kids sort pictures of expected and unexpected behavior onto 2 different color pieces of paper. I love sorting activities because I think this is extremely beneficial for kids with autism, most of whom are very visual learners. I have made these visuals available for FREE here in case you are interested in re-creating this activity in your classroom....I did not make include any terms for behavior...so you can call it whatever you want good/bad, appropriate/inappropriate, expected/unexpected ☺ NowI am curious...what are your terms of choice?