The same deficits in the executive functioning of the brain that causes students to struggle with tasks such as reading and math are the same deficits that make them subject to disruptive behavior. These deficits result in poor impulse control and a difficult time switching from task to task.
Here are four things that Shantell suggests you do to help students with behavior issues smoothly transition from task to task without eliciting negative behavior:
- Remediate learning difficulties.
- Keep your class schedule very consistent.
- Create a calming environment that isn’t over stimulating.
- Compliment them on every success.