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Organize, Color Code, & Prompt for Attention

Organizing the Environment for Attention Challenges

After spending my life immersed in education, I find it difficult to turn my back on thoughts about special children. This post focuses on adjusting the learning environment to help children with attention challenges. I invite homeschool parents and all other teachers to consider the thoughts below.

Whether you teach in a regular school environment or in a home school setting, you want to do everything possible to help an ADHD student stay focused. The following ideas will help.

  • Keep the environment surrounding the student as clear from distractions and movement as possible.
  • Display five or fewer “expectations” or rules. Too many rules overwhelm a child.

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