Useful Strategies for Students Who Struggle with Receptive Language/Auditory Learning

  • Useful Strategies for Students Who Struggle with Receptive Language/Auditory Learning

     

    Ø Attention

    -         Establish eye contact

    -         Use close proximity

    -         Make sure to obtain and keep attention for important information

    -         Use a cueing system to keep child’s attention. 

    -         Phrases like “Listen Up”, “Get Ready”, “Remember This” are useful.

    -         Use peer partners to assist, as needed

    -         Model/teach good listening strategies

     

    Ø Learning Environment

    -         Seating away from distractions

    -         Use quiet reading and study locations

    -         Use a daily schedule/routine

    -         Use peer partners to stay organized

    -         Earplugs/earphones may be helpful

    -         Encourage organization skills and neat workspace

    -         Provide visuals, when possible

     

    Ø Focused Directions

    -         Use an appropriate volume level and rate of speech

    -         Give clear, concise instructions with models

    -         Repeat important words and directions

    -         Check for understanding/use appropriate questioning

     

    Ø Be Flexible

    -         Use short breaks, as needed

    -         Allow extended time to complete tasks

    -         Give children extended time to formulate verbal responses

    -         Give a predetermined cue prior to requiring a response from child

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