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Here are three assignments relating to decision-making and impulse control. Children with ADHD or behavioral issues discuss the need for making good decisions and for controlling their impulses. They make a timeline of ten decisions and their consequences from their own lives. Then complete a Personal Impulse Control Plan, and write a reflection piece that describes and explains the three things that they feel are the most important to self-control.
Many developmentally disabled students struggle with accurately conveying messages and interpreting those of others around them, especially when they are non-verbal. This lesson contains fun activities and exercises, such as talking with their hands and reacting scenes, as well as great instructional support to practice these skills. Learners review body language and paraphrasing as tools for improving communication.
Explore human behavior by completing class activities. The class reads and defines comprehensive terms such as "delayed gratification" and "impulse control." They participate in a candy experiment in which students who wait to eat a piece of candy receive more at the end of the lesson. This would be a perfect lesson for students with self-control issues.
Adult students with developmental disabilities are the focus of this lesson. Students look through a variety of printed material to locate an animal to draw. They draw an animal with a background with either black pen or pencil. Student start with large shapes and add details. Color may be added. The animal may be real or imaginary.
Students discuss the nature of stereotyping and prejudicial behavior and their feelings regarding people with visible disabilities. They view part of documentary Graduating Peter then work in groups to chart people's reactions and expectations of Peter. Individuals then compose five myths about people with developmental disabilities.