ILP For Child With ADHD
Student and his special needs
Building Teacher-Student Connections
Good behaviors should be praised continuously
- Tell him "good Job", "Keep it up"
Reminders should be given throughout the day
- Make sure his homework is written down
- Make sure he turns in finished homework
- Make sure his books and other belongings are kept in his backpack and easy to remember places
Cues should be given to help stay focused
- Tap him on the shoulder when he becomes unfocused
- Have a secret word to where he hears it and remember to get back on task
Student to student connections are very important in a classroom setting. However; because students with ADHD get off task easily and are hard to keep focused at times, measures should be taken to prevent chattering and interrupting.
A timer can be used to set limits when students are taking turns and working in a group.
The students should regularly be reminded about the rules for interrupting and encourage the student to put his hand up to contribute to discussions.
The students can be taught to stop and think before they raise their hand in class instead of just making random outbursts.
A reward system can be used so that the students can earn privileges for behaving well and following rules and directions.
Motivation strategies for learning and promoting positive behavior
Make some sort of contract or system with the student specifying the expected behaviors and the reinforcements that will be provided
Have the student put marbles or rocks in a jar each time the teacher catches good behavior. Once there are so many marbles/rocks in the jar the student can earn some type of special privilege or reward
Have a money or ticket system where the student earns money for good behaviors and can use the money/ticket to go towards a toy or reward of their choice
Teaching methods used specifically for this student
Starting a lesson
- Signal the start of a lesson with a timer or some type of bell
- List the activities in that lesson on the board
- Tell the students what they are going to do and what the expectations are
- Establish eye contact with the ADHD student
Conducting the lesson
- Keep instructions simple
- Use visual aids such as props and charts
- Have a cue set up to where you use a touch on the shoulder or placing a sticky note on the desk to remind the student when he is off task
- Allow student with ADHD to take frequent breaks
- Try not to ask the student questions that are hard to answer in front of the class
Ending the lesson
- Summarize the Content, especially key points
- If assignment is given, have a few students repeat it, then say it as a class and write it on the board
- Be specific on what needs to be done and what to take home
Assessment techniques to promote academic success for this student
- A quiet area should be created free of distractions for the student to take test and work on things if needed
- Create worksheets and tests with fewer items; give frequent short quizzes rather than lengthy tests
- Test the student in the way that is best for them such as orally or filling in the blanks
Modifications to the above plan for creating a classroom learning plan that meets the varying needs of all students in your classroom
Seating student away from doors windows and colorful displays
Alternating seated activities with physical activities.
Displaying important information where the student can easily see It
Dividing complex tasks into manageable subtasks.
Incorporating physical movements into lessons so that the children can burn off excess energy in an appropriate way.
Getting tasks completed
- Add interest and activity to tasks
- Limit the lecture time
- Allow students to have a choice in various tasks
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