Guidelines for Teachers

  1. Classroom rules and consequences should be prominently posted all year.  This student should   review them daily when entering the classroom as part of the morning routine.

  2. 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.

  3. Reward behavior that shows a child is paying attention.

  4. Elicit cooperation from parent's) by establishing written home based consequences.

  5. Removing distracting stimuli from the area. Moving the child may also be necessary.

  6. 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.

  7. Employing highly structured routines and materials.
  8. 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 distractions.
  9. Employing routine assignments but breaking tasks into clearly understood component parts.
  10. Establish a calm, non-distracting environment.
  11. Making the more tedious aspects of the curriculum more interesting.
  12. Giving the child time limits to finish a problem.