Hi All, I am new to the boards and really hope Special Education teachers are welcome. I need some advice from the experts and I consider parents to be the experts. I am having a very very hard time with a student of mine. I have a self contained class for children with behavior and emotional disabilities. I have a student that I can't seem to reach. I have tried sticker charts, behavior contracts, extra privleges, and even paying him with real money and nothing seems to help. He is extremely aggressive and violent. I have been bitten, kicked, hit, and called every name in the book. I have been bruised and on antibiotics due to his aggressivenss towards me. He has been destructive towards property and other students as well. I just don't know what to do. It makes me feel so so sad that I can't figure out how to teach this child not to hurt people. I so want him to be successful. I am so scared for him and what middle school is going to hold. The school year is almost 3/4's of the way over and I really want to do all I can to help this student.