Getting A Student Down From A Desk Or Shelf


Is there a protocol or  recommendations for getting students down from a desk or shelf?  For example, if a teacher is instructing a group of students and one of them suddenly stands on the table, is there a preferred method of safely redirecting them?  Prevention is surely the best method but I would really appreciate any feedback.


You don’t give the age or functional level of the student, but if it’s more dangerous for you and the student to try to physically remove him than it is to do nothing, do nothing.

Craft consequences into the IEP/IBP which are sufficiently significant to extinguish the behavior.