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Ways to Calm Your Child
1. Model Calm Behavior: Your
child will follow your lead.
2. Give Him Space: When we are angry, we are not thinking
logically. Allow him to calm down before attempting to talk.
3. Teach Coping Skills: Do this during times when she is not in crisis, when you can have a productive conversation and she
can ask questions and practice.
Deep breathing is an important skill. "Inhale to smell the flowers. Exhale to blow out the birthday candles"
is a good way to help her remember what to do. Another calming technique involves visualizing a place, event, person or pet that makes them especially happy.
4. Process Afterwards: When he
has had a chance to calm down, but before he forgets what happened, discuss the event, what led up to it, what triggered his response, and what he felt before he lost control. Events lead to thoughts, which
leads to feelings, which lead to actions. Discuss that progression
and help your child see at what
point he could have made a
different choice. Also identify something positive: did he recover faster than last time? Did he wait l longer to explode than in the past? Was he able to verbalize his
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Who We Serve
The Lead School School was established in 2013 to serve children with behavioral disorders who had difficulty maintaining appropriate behavior in the regular education environment. The Lead School works in conjunction with local public schools to help students learn and use coping skills in order to return to their local public school.
The Lead School Program serve students from school districts throughout Missouri including: St. Charles County, Francis Howell, Fort Zumwalt, Winfield, Troy, Orchard Farms, Wentzville and Warrenton, among others.
Who We Are
The Lead School is an independent alternative to traditional public school settings. Based in O'Fallon, Missouri, The Lead School provides an intensive academic program within a safe supportive environment.
The Lead School offers a special education day school program for boys and girls ages 5 – 21 who have emotional disabilities, who are on the autism spectrum and/or who have multiple disabilities that interfere with their enrollment in regular school programs. Students also may have secondary problems, such as learning disabilities, health impairments, attention deficit disorder, and/or speech and language difficulties.
The Lead School is an approved private agency with The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students are typically referred by their local education agencies through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.