Although flexible structuring works well to address consistent inconsistency at home and in many other situations, structured flexibility is most helpful in the classroom. “What’s the difference?” you may ask. A speech-language pathologist I know would say, “It is purely semantics.” While children with attention and learning disorders do well with structure applied in a flexible way, most educators (including myself) do well with flexibility (in the form of accommodations) applied in a structured way. Consider the suggestions outlined in these articles.
Problems with Impulsivity or acting before thinking
Problems with Changes in Routine
Difficulty Transitioning from one task to another
Trouble making Transitions at School
Problems completing Multiple Step Tasks
Trouble Following Directions
Using a Behavior Chart
(c) 2009- 2012, Monte W. Davenport, Ph.D.