Why the Stoplight System Works

Many teachers swear by this system for managing the classroom behavior of children with ADHD who need clear expectations, visual reminders, and positive incentives.

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Teachers of Children with ADHD Can Use the Stoplight System to Improve Classroom Behavior. ADDitude Magazine

Teachers and parents can use a simple strategy — called the stoplight system — to put the brakes on bad behavior in children with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD).

The system uses the graphic of a stoplight and a clothespin bearing a child's name to indicate when he is behaving well or having difficulty.

The system works well in the classroom as well as at home to reinforce household rules. The use of explicit guidelines, rewards, and consequences is particularly helpful for children with ADHD. Read on to find out how to get started.

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TAGS: School Behavior, Behavior in ADHD Kids, For Teachers of ADHD Children

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