When Behavior Interferes with Learning

Already received a phone call (or five) from the school? On the principal's speed dial? If your child is always in trouble, share with his teacher these expert strategies for improving classroom behavior. And use them at home, too.

Show Good Behaviors

Posting visual reminders helps ADHD kids remember the rules. Write out classroom rules, such as “Respect Others,” and “Use an Indoor Voice,” on colorful paper, and post them somewhere easy to see. Place cards with messages like, “Raise hands before speaking,” on the child’s desk for an extra reminder. Use an abacus to track interruptions by moving a bead each time a student speaks out of turn.
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