Low level disruption or attention needing

Strategies and provision that could be used to support talking out of turn, interruptions, fiddling etc.

Provision and/or strategies:

  • Differentiate your use of voice, gesture and body language.
  • Focus on reducing anxiety and thereby behaviours.
  • Use positive reinforcement of expectations through verbal scripts and visual prompts.
  • Focus on the behaviour and what it is you would like the child or young person to do. What is it that you (the adult) wants to achieve? Provide support to achieve the aim.
  • Ensure a prosocial, relational approach is taken to managing behaviour, rather than a punitive behaviourist approach.