|Classroom Management - Arousal Regulation / Attention
Strategies for helping a child with the arousal regulation problem of being inconsistent include:
Present tasks in manageable pieces, clearly define the grading expectations.
Example: Teacher rubrics for analyzing important Information on child's reading assignment. Describe to the child how their reading assignment work is being judged and the expectations for each part of the assignment, (1) determining the main idea, (2) noting important information, and (3) putting the information together are described.
||Provide details to describe the passage
||Student uses important details to tell what the passage is about - has some misunderstandings
||Presents the Main idea succinctly
||Student tells everything he knows about what he has read
||Student describes using some of a story frame word
||Student tells about the main characters, events,
problem, and/or solution
|Putting the information together to formulate a conclusion or summary
||Disorganized, several misunderstandings
||Identifies beginning, middle, and end of a story - leaves out important facts or details
||Uses the main idea, describes the story using beginning, middle, and end, and presents conclusions.
- Use visuals and provide instruction on why it is
important to modulate mental energy and work pacing.
- Use checklists to help the student plan and remember
the steps to a task. This will help the student to
realistically predict the length of the assignment.
text or image lists can help the student plan and
- Provide a quiet area for the student to maintain
attention and work pacing such as a study
- Use mental management techniques to help the student
learn to regulate their work pace and output.