Hi, Title says it all really! TA in mainstream working with complex needs (severe autism). A little one I work with at lunchtime has started to take his shoes off while in the playground. Not a major problem you might think and no it isn't, except when I try to get them back on him he nips (I don't mind this, I get nipped several times a day) but he then goes for me and tries to bite me. When he tries to bite me, I pull away and then take him inside using physical diversion (not force) where I will get someone to assist with putting his shoes on or we will go for a walk elsewhere (not outside). I suppose not having shoes on is not the worst thing but it is my duty of care to keep him safe and I worry about him hurting his feet, more to the point he won't be able to do this when it is icy outside so it cannot become a habit. So do you have any suggestions? I guess I could just try to put them on him and simply pull away when he bites and then persevere, or get some assistance from another member of staff. I'm Team Teach trained but I don't want to resort to this nor do I think it would really be appropriate or necessary. The class teacher I discussed it with just said to try to put them on but if not to bring him back inside through the nearest entrance. It has been very close to him biting me a couple of times. He's pre-verbal by the way and wouldn't respond to a verbal instruction. He does use PECs but this hasn't worked so far. He also will try to pull his trousers and pants right down which provokes the same reaction when I pull them up again.