Attention Deficit Disorder Teacher Resources
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Create a supportive environment. Get your students to work together cooperatively by making and keeping goals. The goal of this instructional activity is to build a classroom community through goal-setting, decision-making, and positive reinforcement.
Learners develop a behavior management plan using Excel. They use the computer to develop a behavior chart. Students record their behavior on a daily basis using the chart they developed using Excel.
Written as a sample behavior strategy, this resource provides a case-study-style context to assist an Autistic child with transition issues. The primary behavior is laying in the hallway during transitions. The behavior strategy is positive reinforcement through a token economy system. Practical and well supported, this support plan could be a life saver.
Sticker or reward charts are invaluable classroom tools. Help your learners with behavioral struggles by giving them an opportunity to earn rewards based on their good behavior. There are two charts here, one where the child earns stars and one where he earns smiley faces. Each chart runs Monday through Friday and provides 10 boxes for each day.
- Use as a positive reinforcement or behavioral management tool
- Use to track specific behaviors by adding an objective with measurable criteria to the contract
- Laminate and use with a dry erase marker to limit paper waste and cost
Attempt to progress toward positive classroom behaviors. Structure your class through a series of activities intended to help students acknowledge cooperative behavior and proper classroom interpersonal skills. They match ten adjectives to their behavior improvement and track how the classroom environment has changed. Great for kids with ADHD or other behavioral issues.
A big step in the development of children's reading comprehension skills is the ability to differentiate between the topic of a piece of writing and its purpose. The third instructional activity in this series presents learners with collections of short passages on a single subject, teaching them to make this distinction through a series of whole group and independent practice activities. By teaching young readers to identify the topic and purpose of a piece of writing, they are then able to create a context that supports their understanding of the text. Use this instructional activity to lay the framework for planning your language arts curriculum, covering a series of general themes by reading a combination of informational, entertaining, and persuasive texts.
The concept of token economy isn't new. Here is one of the oldest behavior management tools in the teacher box, and its all ready to go! It includes strip boxes, paper coins, and instructions on how to use them. I have used this type of economy with ADHD, behaviorally challenged, Autistic, and special education students of various functioning levels. Super useful!
At times special needs or Autistic children have a difficult time disengaging from a lesson to line up at the door. This brief strategy overview employs mini-porcupine balls and a pocket. It was developed to help pupils transition to line-up time using positive reinforcement.
I have filled out quite a few of these in my day! This ABC (antecedent, behavior, consequence) sheet is intended to collect comprehensible data to help determine the function of a particular behavior. This is a vital tool for assessing and addressing potential behavior management techniques. You'll probably be printing out a lot of these.
It is true that the more you practice something, the better you'll get at doing it. Lesson three in a three part series on author's purpose has kids venture out to determine the author's purpose in three different passages. They'll read each passage, determine the purpose of each, and use examples from the text to support the identified purpose. The lesson content is first modeled and then practiced as a group and individually.
Students develop a sense of classroom community through goal-setting, decision-making, and brainstorming. They monitor the effects of their plan by determining whether short term goals are being achieved.
Students review the importance of goal-setting and the steps in the goal setting process and practice cooperative behavior while reviewing concepts, setting goals, and formulating short term plans.
Students express admiration/appreciation again for the positive behaviors observed during previous sessions and explore the importance of planning and confirm the value of goal-setting as they track their progress on class goals.
Students examine the process for setting goals. For this setting goals lesson, students review Part 1 of this lesson to determine their understanding of setting goals. They participate in a cooperative activity in which they practice teamwork. They discuss how they will improve their behavior after thinking about what went well during their teamwork activity.
Students access prior knowledge of cooperative behaviors in the classroom. In this goal setting activity, students, describe their feelings about being part of the class by the X they place in a circle. Students describe behaviors that make them feel included in the class. Students are encouraged to show supportive behaviors by helping others.
Students read and discuss Native American legends. They examine how the Native American name came about.
Have your Autistic, ADHD, or Special Needs student track his own behavior. This sheet will allow him to mark whether or not he was on task when the bell rang. This is a great tool, but it is intended for use by higher functioning pupils.
Sticker reward charts have been used with small or struggling children and children with special behavioral needs for years. Here are eight different sticker charts with animal themes. When children reach their target, they place a sticker on the animal's spots, when they have five stickers they get a reward.
Improve an individual's behavior by tracking and evaluating a specific set of tasks each day. The template includes space for seven class periods and lists 10 criteria for a pupil to meet. You can type directly into the form or print it out and write scores and comments by hand.
I love these! Print, cut, and laminate any of these sticker cards to help you manage classroom behavior in a positive way. Tape the blank chart on your learner's desk,or reward him by giving a point or sticker in each of the squares. When the card is full, the child can turn it in for a larger reward. Good rewards are: extra stem time, a trip to an OT, extra free time, a small object of interest. Good for Autistic, special needs, or behaviorally challenged pupils.