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Keep Presentations Brief

Brief presentations using simple language help the student stay focused and process information that is presented. When too much verbal information is presented, a student can become overwhelmed and inattentive.

Make Presentations Simple and Brief

Keep language simple

  • Be explicit and brief
  • Keep concepts concrete
  • Use vocabulary familiar to students
  • Accompany language with gestures, using hands, arms, and facial expressions
  • Point to illustrations or posters in the classroom for visual cues

Multi-step directions are confusing due to sequencing, processing and memory difficulties

  • Break information into small pieces or chunks
  • Give steps one at a time
  • Use pictures or visuals to represent steps