Topic 13: Attention

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Topic 13:  Attention

The directive, “Pay Attention” can mean a number of things:  focus on one thing or person, change your attention to something new, or look for important ideas.  Here are some ways to help your child’s attention.

Focus:    Use study carrel or upended folder to minimize distractions

Use lots of white space on handouts and worksheets

Fold worksheet in half and work on one half at a time

Say “Look at me” or “Look at this” to draw attention where it is needed

Change: Warn students of schedule changes

Highlight in red or pink, changes written on daily schedule

Be near during transition times.

Use visual cues or point to new area in book or worksheet


How do you help your child pay attention?