+ Executive Function: Classroom Accommodations

from  Amanda Morin at Undestood.org

[O-G Tutoring in Columbus OH: see below]

For Teaching

  • Give step-by-step instructions; have student repeat back
  • Give the student an outline of the lesson
  • Say “This is important to know because…”
  • Have a daily routine that doesn’t change
  • Give a short review before teaching new skills
  • Check in frequently to make sure the student understands the work

For the Classroom

  • Post schedules and directions; make sure student sees them
  • Say directions and schedules out loud
  • Make written directions very simple and accurate
  • Highlight key words and ideas on worksheets
  • Give student colored strips to place under sentences when reading

For Organization and Time Management

  • Keep a daily to-do list on the desk so the student can check off assignments
  • Create an assignment notebook for teacher and parents to check
  • Provide an extra set of books for the student to keep at home
  • Keep folders and baskets of supplies available
  • Break down big projects into smaller pieces with more deadlines
  • Create checklists of steps for complex assignments

For Work and Test-Taking

  • Provide a rubric that describes what a successful assignment contains
  • Allow different ways to answer questions, such as circling or saying them
  • Give the student the test format ahead of time so he can focus on content
  • Grade based on work completed, not points off for work not completed
  • Use computer speech-to-text software for writing
  • Use organizers and mind-mapping software

Amanda Morin is a parent advocate and former teacher and the proud mom of kids with learning and attention issues. She is the author of The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education.

Source: https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/partnering-with-childs-school/instructional-strategies/at-a-glance-classroom-accommodations-for-executive-functioning-issues?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg

Orton-Gillingham tutoring in Columbus OH: Adrienne Edwards 614-579-6021 or email aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com

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