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Center for Development and Learning

In this document, 15 strategies are offered for enhancing attention and managing attention problems. This listing is by no means exhaustive, but rather is meant as a place to begin. The best resources for strategies are the creative, inventive minds of enlightened assessment professionals, teachers and parents, in partnership with the students they serve. Together they can create multiple alternative strategies. The strategies include: (1) Take the Mystery Away; (2) Understand Consistent Inconsistency; (3) Explore the Option of Medication; (4) Allow for Movement and Breaks; (5) Vary Instructional Strategies; (6) Use Signals; (7) Leverage Interests; (8) Minimize Noise & Other Distractions; (9) Develop Previewing and Planning Skills; (10) Use Behavior Modification and Self-Assessment; (11) Discourage Frenetic Work Patterns; (12) Get Organized; (13) Use Daily Planners; (14) Set Up a Home Office; and (15) Allow Time to Wind Down.

Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Attention Span, Classroom Techniques, Self Control, Attention Deficit Disorders, Student Needs, Classroom Environment, Planning, Behavior Modification, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Drug Therapy, Organization

Center for Development and Learning, 208 South Tyler Street, Covington, LA 70433. Tel: 985-893-7777; Fax: 985-893-5443; e-mail: learn[at]cdl.org.

Author: Thorne, Glenda; Thomas, Alice; Lawson, Candy

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5475&id=ED489814

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