First I must understand their ability or “hidden” disability, along with its behaviors and challenges. I reach the student on meaningful levels, to focus on the child’s strengths, inspire and motivate. This requires commitment and a great deal of energy.
There are many strategies, tips, and techniques that are helpful to me. Some of tips for effective classroom management:
The three-Finger friends Rule:
I teach them how to use two fingers and a thumb. Children usually grip the pencil with the support of the thumb, middle and index finger. I teach them to grip the pencil by applying equal pressure from all fingers. We talk about friendship and those three friends want to be together while they are holding a pencil.
I make sure to KEEP IT POSITIVE. Praise, stroke, approve, encourage, nourish.