Students with receptive difficulties may have trouble understanding what is being said and how pieces of information relate to each other. Such student may or may not be verbally expressive. Information must be presented clearly and in a variety of styles to reiterate key ideas.
Pre-teach key vocabulary and technical terms.
Graphic organisers and unit outlines to show relationships between concepts.
Use clear, consistent written instructions supported by visuals and graphics.
Begin with the main idea and gradually add more detail.
Use literal language – avoid figures of speech.
Present tasks in small, achievable steps in the order in which they are to be carried out.
Begin lessons by presenting both the long-term goal and the short-term objective.
Rephrase and revise frequently.
Provide tasks in small steps and check frequently for progress and understanding.
Ensure eye contact is made before delivering instructions.
Arrange for student to repeat instructions back to you or a peer.
Offer material ahead of time for ‘pre-teaching’.
Develop non-verbal cues for student to request additional assistance.
Provide written outline of main points prior to test.
Communicate with parents and/or the student for specific advice regarding therapies, skills and interests.
Collect annotated work samples in a variety of formats.
Allow pointing or identifying rather than formulating a response verbally.
Seat student near you to help with questions or instructions.
Limit unnecessary visual or aural distraction.
Be patient- let the student finish own sentences.
Carefully monitor group tasks to ensure that the student has an active role.
Teach peers to use communication devices and signals if appropriate.
Offer materials to peer tutors and SLSO to preview.
Seat student beside a peer to cue them to a task or instruction.
Arranged for rest breaks to include opportunities for individualised teacher attention?
Broken tasks down into smaller, manageable steps?
Colour-coded key terms and concepts?
Issued materials prior to the lesson for student to preview?
Matched cognitive demands to ability?