***An incredibly objective format for conferencing with parents about a child who has difficulty maintaining focus on his/her academics.***
This step-by-step questionnaire is designed to be used in a parent-teacher conference, and will help identify areas in the child's life that could be having an impact on his or her attention span in class.
Questions appear in a yes or no format. Each question is accompanied by strategies/interventions that can be put in place immediately.
*SLEEP (minimum hours needed, possible sleep interruptions)
*DIET (sugar/caffeine intake, snacking habits, breakfast offerings, lunch offerings)
*EXPOSURE TO TELEVISION
*EXPOSURE TO ELECTRONIC DEVICES
*MEDICAL (hearing, vision, pediatric consultation)
*Also includes a list of possible questions to ask a pediatrician.
After using this form, I always make a copy for the parent and keep a copy for my own records. The information it gathers can be invaluable during future conferences and meetings with administrators.