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THIS INFORMATION WAS TAKEN FROM AN ARTICLE IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS NEWSLETTER, “ Attention Problems, Strategies for parents”.

 

By Marcia Well

Folsom-Cardova (CA) Unified School District

 

The following information was taken from the above cited article.  If you would like to see this article in its entirety or would like more information please log on to www.nasponline.org/index2.html

 

Provide External Structure

Provide adequate nutrition, adequate sleep and exercise
Provide routines for meals, bed time, and homework.
Set up environment for safety and remove treasured items
Use the same rules and consequences over time and place
Prepare for changes in routine in advance
 

Focus on Priorities

Organize backpack and notebook and check daily
Provide a consistent time and place for homework
Use simple positive directions for what to do instead of what not to do
Ensure that all materials are returned to backpack the night before
Select an area for backpacks to be picked up and ready to go in the morning
 

Build Self-Confidence

Build on strengths
Teach taking turns and making choices
Teach friendship and kindness skills
Use special time for bonding
 

Parent Support

Use strategies to reduce impulsive behavior
Model positive behavior and goal setting
Seek help from a counseling agency if needed