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Characteristics  Difficulty sitting quietly, staying in one place, listening, paying attention, or concentrating  Easily distracted  Frequently off.

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2 Characteristics  Difficulty sitting quietly, staying in one place, listening, paying attention, or concentrating  Easily distracted  Frequently off task or off topic  Can be moody or socially inept  Low tolerance for frustration  Highly disorganized  Impulsivity  May be unable to control aggression or emotions

3 Stop & Jot: Based on the characteristics, which students come to mind?

4 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Easily distracted by:  classroom activity  activity visible through windows or doors  daydreaming  Seat student front and center, away from distractions.  Cue student to stay on task using a private signal.

5 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Engages in attention- seeking behavior (for positive or negative attention)  Seat student near good role model.  Provide positive praise or adequate positive attention when student exhibits appropriate behavior.  Ignore minor inappropriate behavior.  Use a Behavior contract.

6 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Does well at the beginning of an assignment, but quality decreases towards the end  Break assignments into smaller parts.  Shorten assignments or work periods.

7 Turn & Talk: * Which strategies have you tried and found successful? * Name a new strategy that you’d like to try on!

8 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Turns work in with careless errors  Schedule a five-minute period to check over work before turning in homework, classwork, or tests.

9 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Blurts out answers or interrupts others  Acknowledge correct answers only when hand is raised and student is called upon.  Behavior contract for small increments of time.

10 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Needs reinforcement  Send daily or weekly progress reports home.  Provide frequent verbal praise.  Implement a token economy.

11 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Needs long-term help with improving behavior.  Set up a behavior contract with short term, achievable goals and reinforcements, and track over time.

12 Turn & Talk: * Which strategies have you tried and found successful? * Name a new strategy that you’d like to try on!

13 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Can’t keep track of papers  Give student an accordion folder or binder.  Use checklist on folder and contracts.

14 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Needs to move around; fidgety  Allow student to run errands or be a class helper (paper monitor, light monitor, chart pointer, phone monitor, etc.).  Allow student to stand at times while working.  Allow child to move to different work stations.  Allow child to lay on area rug to work.  Allow child to sit on a buoyancy cushion or exercise ball.  Allow child to squeeze a stress ball or use a tangle toy.

15 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Is easily frustrated  Acknowledge appropriate behavior and good work frequently.  Chunk work assignments (folding the paper back, do odd/even problems, do 2 rows, etc.).  Allow extra time to complete assignments.  Teach student to use coping strategies.

16 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Is unable to complete work in a given time  Chunk work assignments (folding the paper back, do odd/even problems, do 2 rows, etc.).  Allow extra time to complete assignments.  Allow the child to show mastery with fewer problems or items.

17 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Has difficulty following instructions  Pair written instructions with oral instructions.  Provide visual cues.  Chart instructions.  Provide a checklist of tasks or steps for project completion.  Have student repeat instructions without calling undue attention to him/her.

18 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Unable to keep up with class discussion or note- taking  Provide teacher notes, PowerPoint/Keynote slides, or notes pages.  Provide visual aids (e.g., cell phone photo of lesson charts).  Provide peer assistance for note taking.  Use turn and talk strategy frequently.  Pre-teach or frontload the child with topic to encourage participation in oral discussion.

19 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Complains that lessons are boring or fails to see the point of a lesson or activity  Make connections to prior knowledge or real life applications.  Provide verbal praise for positive participation.  Try technology-based programs as instructional tools and/or reinforcers.  Seek to involve them in lesson presentation.

20 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Easily angered  Provide positive, alternative responses to things that anger them.  “I messages” – Model calm, assertive statements (“I don’t like it when you_____.” “Would you please stop?” “I need more time.” “Can you say that again, please?”).  Take a break (walk away).  Count to 10.  Deep breathing exercises  Take a minute to talk to the child to calm him or her down.  Provide a “safety zone” where they can go to cool off.  Give them a distracting task or errand.

21 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Has trouble remembering assignments  Record assignments on a chart, the board, or on the teacher web page.  Have student use an agenda or assignment notebook.  Peer or teacher checks recording of assignments.

22 How does it manifest in the classroom? Classroom Strategies  Lacks awareness of others’ personal space  Provide a defined work- space or seating space on area rug.  Increase distance between desks.

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