Clarification of Classroom Rules
Clarification of classroom rules involves detailing for students appropriate and inappropriate behaviors in the classroom. Written guidelines should be provided initially through a syllabus or handout. When students continue to be disruptive to the class, however, it may be necessary for faculty to arrange a private discussion with the student about conduct expectations and how to monitor and control disruptive behavior that might occur as a result of a disability.
- Assocition for Psychological Science: Civility in the College Classroom
- The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library: Autism Spectrum Disorders
- National Institute of Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder
Related Functional Characteristics
Impulsivity : Clarification of classroom rules gives students a written guideline of the instructor's expectations, and may reduce impulsive behavior in class.
Inability to Comprehend Social Cues : Students who have difficulty with self-reflection need clarification of classroom rules and expectations and to plan strategies for avoiding inappropriate interactions.
Distracting Behavior : Clear guidelines for discussion and for question asking helps in providing guidelines for students who have difficulty with behavior monitoring and regulation, and give an instructor a reference point when addressing inappropriate behavior.
Obsessive Behavior : Providing a written reference clarifying classroom rules may help reduce obsession about class expectations for students who demonstrate obsessive behavior, and reduce classroom disruptions caused by obsessive behavior.
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