ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
Guidelines for Teachers
Classroom rules and consequences should be prominently posted all
year. This student should
review them daily when entering the classroom as part of the
Teachers should increase the immediacy and frequency of consequences.
Children with short attention spans respond best when the
implementation of consequences closely follows the behavior.
Reward behavior that shows a child is paying attention.
Elicit cooperation from parent's) by establishing written home based
Removing distracting stimuli from the area. Moving the child may also be
If the child is placed on medication for hyperactivity, the parents
should be asked to sign a release of information form to share school
information with the primary care physician.
Employing highly structured routines and materials.
Providing and improvised booth that the child is allowed to use
as a reward for accomplishments. The booth will serve to shield the child from
Employing routine assignments but breaking tasks into clearly
understood component parts.
Establish a calm,
Making the more tedious aspects of the curriculum more
Giving the child time limits to finish a problem.