|Classroom Management - Arousal Regulation / Attention
Strategies for helping a child with the arousal regulation problem of being defiant include:
- Limit choices
of these two toys would you like to play with now?
(NOT) What toy do you want?
Example: Do you want milk or water
to drink with snacks? (NOT) What do you want to drink
- Maintain a predictable schedule:
- Use a nonverbal cue to direct the student's attention
to you before presenting the direction
the student pictures showing what you will be discussing.
- Explicitly define the purpose of the lesson and/or
the student's expectation
system with containers and finished folder for
task for younger children.
what you expect on a writing assignment: Say, "Before
you turn this into me, check that all the things on
this list are complete."
[ ] Sentences begin with capital
[ ] Sentences end with a (.
[ ] Known words are spelled
[ ] The sentences make sense
Yes or No I read the sentences
back to myself and they make sense, my writing is
neat, and I tried my best.
- Have the student restate the directions in their
own words to check for their understanding.
- Establish a consistent Behavior
- When giving a direction, avoid using phrases "I
want you to ..." to limit the triggers for power
Example: 'Morning Work Time' class schedule