The “Build Your Own Schedule” strategy lets students choose which task to do first, second and third – from a set of picture cards or printed word cards. She builds her visual schedule from these cards and removes the picture or word when finished. The student is referred back to the visual schedule she created if she should question when she’ll be done working. As the last step provide a choice card so the student can pick a preferred activity as a reinforcer for completing work.
I have a 3rd grade student in my Learning Support class who needs extra help with most academic subjects. She becomes very resistant when I try to work with her on a one-to-one basis. If I do get her to work with me, she only lasts a few minutes before she starts asking when we’ll be done or she refuses to work altogether. How can I get her to focus and work cooperatively?