Inappropriate behavior/responses



Strategies:

  1. Feedback is an important part of their learning. Look for opportunity to praise even small steps of improvement. When giving feedback be specific and clear about what you are praising.
  2. Constructive feedback is just as important as positive in the learning process. Avoid letting minor issue escalate into major ones. Be specific and clear about the issue at hand.
  3. Always begin with a positive statement before giving critical feedback.
  4. Information should be provided as clear and simple as possible. Using too many words or phrases may overwhelm the student. Also be aware of the rate of speed in which you are speaking. Speaking too fast may do the same.
  5. Suggest that the student write down instructions in a notebook. This tool can be used for questions they want to ask as well as other information that will assist them.
  6. To assure that you have the student’s attention while giving directions, make sure that person is maintaining good eye contact even for brief moments. This is true for when you are giving a demonstration as well.
  7. It is essential to become familiar with the student’s abilities. This can be through observation, periodic review of the Student’s Profile Sheet and speaking to the Internship Coordinator. Task Expectation should be REALISTIC for the student to be successful.
  8. Suggest the student write down questions that come to mind in a notebook if you find that the student impulsively asks questions at inappropriate times.
  9. Maintain ongoing communication with the Internship Coordinator via the routine visits, e-mail and telephone calls to insure that questions or problems can be addressed as soon as they arise.
  10. When making suggestions for a change in behavior or performance, be aware of your body language and make a request rather than a command.
  11. Schedule routine meeting with yourself and the student. This will provide an opportunity to discuss performance, ask questions and give feedback.
  12. Maintain ongoing communication with the Internship Coordinator via the routine visits, e-mail and telephone calls to insure that questions or problems can be addressed as soon as they arise.

 

Last Modified: 6/10/16