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ADHD Behavior Management – Teach Your Kids How

July 9, 2014 in Special Education Articles by Jess

This is a common refrain at our house – sound familiar?

“Son, you look like you’ve lost focus. What do you need to do to get back on task?”

Wouldn’t it be great if your son’s behavior management was his responsibility, not yours?

Recently, my sons answer made me laugh with pride, “I need a motivator!” he said with a huge smile on his face. He quickly created an incentive for himself (something to do with ice-cream I think) and finished his homework in record speed.

Motivation is a powerful tool for behavior management. We know that the ADHD brain needs to be motivated in order to maintain focus. It is powerful when our kids begin to understand the concept and create tools to help themselves. Read the rest of this entry →

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Off Task Behavior Still Requires a Behavior Support Plan

October 21, 2011 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

Children can exhibit off task behavior in the classroom for a variety of reasons. Maybe the student raises their hand every 2 minutes to ask the teacher a question, or they might lose focus during a math lesson when the task becomes too difficult. Whatever the reason is, a Behavior Support Plan is necessary to teach the student how to remain on task in the classroom so that they are not missing out on valuable learning time. I’m sure some of you out there are confused because you’ve only seen Behavior Support Plans for students who have disruptive behavior in class. Well I’m here to tell you that Behavior Support Plans also help students with off task behavior as well. Read the rest of this entry →

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Incomplete classroom assignments and anxiety with homework should be a Red Flag

June 14, 2011 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

Nowadays, students who are high functioning are placed in general education classes.  However, with the constant rise in class size, sometimes a child with a disability will have a difficult time keeping up in the classroom; for example, completing classroom assignments.  A child may not always express their frustrations verbally or ask for help if they are unable to complete classroom assignments.  More often than not, the child will shut down and give up in class.  Read the rest of this entry →

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