Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Dealing with the ODD kid :)
I am including some tips for dealing with an ODD student. We have one that is really making us earn our pay checks each day. We are at a standoff at this time, so I started digging around trying to come up with some tips for all the teachers that work with him. Here is what I came up with. If you have any tips please feel free to share them :) This student is really making us pull some rabbits out of our hats.
It is difficult for ODD students to comply with task demands.
· During classroom activities, provide student with the purpose for the task and to be completed
· They have difficulty responding to corrective feedback and feedback in which they feel the adult is taking away their control
· Instead of saying I like the way you followed the direction SAY: way to complete your work
· Avoid I statements if possible
· Give nonverbal feedback or even place a sticky note on his desk
· Give constructive critiscm in private and have him ask questions for what he doesn’t understand
· Build in structured choice into his daily schedule
· Predictable daily schedule that he can reference
· Built in quiet time breaks within his schedule (no more than 10 minutes). He can take his work to this location
· Break students assignment down into smaller increments: worksheets cut in half, fourths, and presented one piece at a time
· Student should have a signal that shows he is in distress