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hi. i'm interviewing a woman tomorrow as a potential child care provider for dd (SPD, eval soon for ASD). this may sound dumb, but WHAT should i ask her? our last babysitter was a mom of a special needs little guy, so i felt like she understood, and by nature was incredibly patient.<br>
if dd were NT, i think i would feel more at ease asking traditional questions. as you all understand, though, dd has epic meltdowns, is very active, doesn't transition well, has all sorts of sensory quirks, etc.<br>
what do you think are questions i can ask that will give me a sense of how she'll be with my dd??<br>
as always, thank you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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well, I'm not sure about questions, but things that would have been VERY useful to me when entering situations as a caregiver were things like "by the way, when he's mad he tends to throw chairs at me. Watch for that."
 

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I may be too late here. I guess one question is have you ever cared for a special needs child. Another might be how have you handled a child having a meltdown. What would you do if DD did not follow your directions?
 

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I would give scenarios- if he does ___ how would you respond/deal?<br><br>
Maybe even give a little background first- this works, that doesn't.<br><br>
Then if he melts into a screaming angry puddle at the park- what would you do?<br><br>
good luck!<br><br>
-Angela
 
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