I was introduced to the idea of a pause button and loved it.  

Initially it was introduced as something students could imagine, especially those that may be impulsively lying. It is a great tool in  asking  students to pause, and reflect on their given answer.

Students with ADHD often impulsively lie. This tool can be a non judgmental technique that parents can utilize when  their child has impulsively given them an answer, that is an obvious lie.  

I’ve also used this idea for students to use when they need to slow things down, reflect on what they need to do, and chunk the task into steps.

“Pause” is a wonderful tool for all of us to incorporate into our lives. As I’ve mentioned before, I love incorporating art, but not all students enjoy it for a variety of reasons. I have found though, that even the students that do not like some of the more artistic projects, like this one. Model magic and foam letters, create the perfect Pause button. 

Crista A. Hopp, M.A.
Crista A. Hopp, M.A.

Crista is trained to coach as an Academic coach, Executive Function (EF) coach, and individuals with ADHD. Crista can be reached through her website at www.ConnectedPathwaysCoaching.com/contact-us.