I run a KS2 SEN unit in a mainstream school and we have had a new child join us this September. From reading his paperwork prior to him coming I was unsure of his suitability but was willing to give it a chance - however my fears seem to be well founded and I am running out of ideas already!! All the children in my class are statemented and we run a highly differentiated curriculum with lots of 1-1 teaching sessions. We have all the usual things of visual timetable, reward systems, clear expectations etc and although we have rough days with some of our other children it generally works well. However, this new child refuses to follow adult instructions or listen during input sessions. He also purporsefully (sp?) antagonises the 2 the other boys - one of which does have 'violent' tendencies and who so far has managed to hold it together but really not sure how much longer he will be able to do this (he too is autistic). For example he will shout derogatory comments across the classroom or laugh any time this childs name is mentioned in a slightly 'negative' way We have tried time out for 1 minute/5 minutes with sand timer (he simply laughs, runs round the classroom and grabs any available toy/item to play with). We tried to miss minutes from playtime - he is not fussed and again simply laughs. We noticed that he likes Lego/computer time so I hve created a 'working towards' card for tomorrow - this is my last option. We are spending all our time dealing with this one child and the others are missing out - even though there may be adult still working with them they cannot concentrate as he is so loud and disruptive (the other half the class have ADHD so you can imagine their concentration span anyway!!) I said all along I thought he was more suited to the local MLD school but as usual my views were ignored!! So, anyone got any good brainwaves as to how I can control his behaviour - a week and a bit in me and my 2 TAs are exhausted and running out of options!!