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.

Set a Clear Routine

Let kids know where they are in the day. Write the day’s schedule on the blackboard, and erase items as they are completed. Alert the class in advance if there are revisions. Use a timer to help transitions between activities, and give five- and two-minute warnings, so ADHD kids have time to stop doing one thing and start another. This gives ADHD students a sense of control over their day.
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