Difficulty picking out necessary and relevant sounds from extraneous background noises.
|Student is easily distracted by extraneous noise (outside and inside classroom: hum of fluorescent lighting, etc.).||– Seat student near area of instruction.|
– Provide the child with quiet space for times when classroom noises are clearly distracting.
– Earphones might be used during test periods.
– Use quiet classical or rhythmic music.
|Difficulty sustaining attention to the primary auditory stimulus at hand (lecture). May withdraw or act out.||– Seat student away from potential distractions, such as open windows, blowers, talkative children.|
– Use visual aids to help sustain attention (outlines, tables, graphs).Speak clearly, with clear articulation.Face student.
– After discussions or lectures, ask questions to check if student has tuned in.
|Tunes out, especially in a noisy environment; he/she stops listening altogether as a defense against “auditory overload”.||– Announce assignments well before the end of class, not shouting at the last minute.|
– Place assignments visually on the board..
– Use a daily planner for organization of assignments.