View Post

9 Practical Strategies to Decrease Impulsive Behaviors in Children

In ADHD, Autism, Behavior Strategies, Counselors, Parents, Social Skills by admin

Impulsive behaviors can make everyday situations challenging for your child and the people in his/her life. Impulsive behaviors are defined as actions that occur quickly and seem to happen without thinking or considering the consequences. Children diagnosed with ADHD often engage in impulsive behaviors, but impulsive behaviors do not necessarily indicate that a person has ADHD. Below Are Some Examples …

View Post

Please Don’t Take Away My Recess-A Poem About ADHD

In ADHD, Behavior Strategies, Counselors, Education and Behavior Poems, Educators, Parents by admin

I got in trouble in school today. They took away my recess. They said it was because I couldn’t sit still, but I was feeling so restless. I couldn’t control my body. I wish they’d give me breaks to move. It’s so much easier to concentrate when I’m not forced to sit for an hour or two. Sometimes directions come …

View Post

14 Strategies to Help Children with ADHD in the Classroom or at Home

In ADHD, Behavior Strategies, Counselors, Educators, Parents by admin

While this article discusses strategies for children with ADHD, many of these strategies can be utilized to help any child with challenging behaviors. Children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or who have ADHD-like symptoms frequently have difficulty at school. They often get yelled at, lose recess time, get put in time out, get detention, or get a phone …

View Post

KazuTime: New Kid-Friendly Timer App Helps Children Understand the Passing of Time with a Puppy Named Kazu

In ADHD, Autism, Counselors, Educational Games and Programs, Educational Strategies & Tips, Educators, Parents by admin

History of KazuTime? KazuTime is a child friendly visual timer app created by Karine Pepin, Speech-Language Pathologist & Owner of Advanced Cognitive Communication Rehab Clinic; and Barbara Wichmann, CEO/CSO of ARTEMIA Communications, Inc. Kazutime is available in itunes or in your Play Store. The founders of KazuTime worked extensively with children and observed first-hand the importance of structure and the power of fun in their …

View Post

Sample After-School Visual Schedule for Kids with Sensory Needs or Impulsive/Hyperactive Behaviors

In ADHD, Autism, Behavior Strategies, Counselors, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parents by admin

If you have read some of my other articles on behavior then you know that I am a big advocate of using schedules with children to increase confidence, cooperation, and accountability; and to reduce tantrums and frustration. Schedules can be used daily or just to help a child understand what will happen over the next few hours. Schedules help children …

View Post

Is Labeling Children Good or Bad? The View of a School Psychologist

In ADHD, Autism, Counselors, Educational Strategies & Tips, Educators, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parents, Special Education by admin

I am a school psychologist. My main job is to evaluate students to see if they are eligible for special education. In order for a child to be eligible they have to meet criteria for one of 13 disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). If they do not meet criteria for at least one of these 13 …

View Post

What Can You Do if Your Child is Having Persistent Problems in School? (Tips for Parents)

In ADHD, Autism, Behavior Strategies, Educational Strategies & Tips, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Special Education by admin

The contents in this article refer to public schools in the United States. If your child attends private school or school outside of the United States, speak to your child’s school to find out if their policies for addressing the matters discussed in this article are the same or different. When Would You Request an Evaluation by a School Psychologist? …

View Post

3 Ways to Use Timers to Encourage Homework and Chore Completion

In ADHD, Autism, Behavior Strategies, Educational Strategies & Tips, Parents, Study Skills by admin

Sometimes getting children to do chores or complete homework can be a challenging task for the adults in their lives. Timers are an excellent way to motivate your child or student(s) to complete tasks and follow directions. Research and reputable resources consistently indicate the benefits of using timers with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). …

View Post

A Story to Teach Kids to Calmly Respond to the Word "No!"

In ADHD, Autism, Behavior Strategies, Counselors, Fun Ideas, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parents, Social Stories, Social-Emotional by admin

adminRachel Wise is a certified school psychologist and licensed behavior specialist with a Master’s Degree in Education. She is also the head author and CEO at educationandbehavior.com, a site for parents, educators, and counselors to find effective, research-based strategies that work for children. Rachel has been working with individuals with academic and behavioral needs for over 20 years and has …

View Post

Effective Behavior Strategies Cheat Sheet!

In ADHD, Behavior Strategies, Counselors, Educators, Parents by admin

Print an Enlarged Version Here! or Click on the Image to Enlarge! Contact us if you have any problems viewing an Enlarged Version of this image. We have so many more behavior strategies at educationandbehavior.com! If you found this helpful, please share it! adminRachel Wise is a certified school psychologist and licensed behavior specialist with a Master’s Degree in Education. …