I just finished my first week of teaching Kindergarten, and boy am I exhausted! I have a pretty great group, but I have one student who is on the SPED teams radar. He has an IEP from preschool for developmental delays, but there is definitely a lot more going on. He licks the walls and people, constantly trying to put his mouth on or near someone, makes noise constantly, pushes into people, and a whole slew of other things. He has been observed about 7 times this week (if not more), and we are hoping to get him tested soon. They believe he may be on the Autism spectrum, and I would agree. Now, I have been trying lots of different things to get him to participate and try to keep his hands and body to himself, only I can only do so much by myself. He helps me hold the door so that he isn't pushing people in line, he walks in the front of the line with me so I can hold his hand, and prevent him from pushing/licking his classmates. He sits at a table by himself when we are doing seatwork (which is only once or twice a day). He actually does great when he does seatwork. When sitting on the floor, he is either sitting right by me, or off to the side of the carpet so that he isn't disrupting anyone else. I give him 2 choices when he isn't following directions, so that he is in control of his choices (i.e. you may sit with the class and participate, or you may sit at your seat). He usually makes the smart choice, but can't handle it for longer than a minute or two. I have gotten suggestions from the SPED team about using tennis balls on opposite chair legs to give him the moving sensation that he seems to need. I am also thinking about implementing a behavior reward for him which would let him get time at the end of the day to play with a transportation puzzle he enjoys. I am also going to get another little carpet to put by my chair at circle so that he can sit on a carpet, but be separated from the other students. We are working on getting him something for his sensory issue to help with him needing to constantly put his mouth on something or someone. Does anyone have any other suggestions? I am by myself with no aide. There is an aide that works in the afternoons that is available for us to use, but he has several classes that need him so I can't have him all the time. I am truly open to ANY suggestions. Thank you in advance for your help!