- Make certain student’s hearing has recently been checked.
- Seat the student close to the source of sound.
- Stand directly in front of the student when delivering information.
- Make certain the student is attending (e.g., making eye contact,hands free of materials, etc.) before delivering directions, instructions or explanations.
- Maintain visibility to and from the student at all times in order to ensure he/she is attending.
- Make certain that competing sounds (e.g., talking, movement, noise) are silenced when directions are being given.
- Stop at various points when delivering directions in order to ensure that the student is attending.
- Have the student verbally repeat information he/she hears.
- Seat the student far enough away from peers in order to ensure his/her ability to attend to sounds in the immediate environment successfully.
- Have a peer provide the student with the information he/she does not hear.
- Reduce visual distractions in the classroom.
- Use a study carrel (provide extra so student is not singled out).
- Seat student next to teacher, distance affects disinterest.
- Seat student away from windows and doorway.
- Provide time suggestions for each task.
- Give more frequent but shorter tests or quizzes