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?