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how to establish behaviour expectations in the classroom

Apr 11, 2015 11:10pm

I am studying to be a Teachers' Assistant and I need to research how you would establish expections of behaviour in the classroom for children who suffer from Auditory Processing Disorder. Does anybody have any experience with a child who suffers APD and how were you able to establish appropriate behaviour from this student?

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    • Apr 17, 2015 8:15am

      Using picture cues and/or charts that show appropriate/desirable behaviors has worked for me.

      • Apr 19, 2015 8:40am

        A bell schedule chat labeled with the different parts of the day that has velcro strips attached to it can be a great way to use the visual aids/cues that Jasmine mentioned. That way the various behavior expectations can be moved around for what is expected during each part of the day. A lot of repetition/practice and patience as well will go along way!

        • Apr 28, 2015 12:06pm

          I use a variety of noise makers from bells. whistles, flutes, tiny harmonica, star wars zapper, hand claps in a pattern, rain stick and odd sounds I have picked up over the years.

          • Jul 23, 2015 10:47am

            I think it is very important to have your expectations in clear view for the students to see. This is especially important for the beginning of the year. While students continue this school year, you will practice, practice, practice until they fully understand the expectations of the classroom. Having a visual for these students is really important. In addition, try incorporating other means such as bells, whistles and signals. If they have trouble hearing try raising your hand to signal time to pay attention. You can also try to adapt some hand signals if necessary. Perhaps you can make some lessons more kinesthetic to adjust for these students. By simply providing an environment where students feel like they are not being judged is the most important aspect of helping these students. If a student cannot speak clearly try making sure the entire class encourages this student. Make sure to keep calling on this student because it is essential to keep things as fair as possible. Do not stop calling on them simply because they have a hard time. However, you may need to adapt to their specific needs. For example by letting these students spend more time on tasks will really help since they tend to process slower. With APD each case is going to be different so getting to your students is essential. Find out what works best with them and adapt your technique for these students.