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Old 03-08-2014, 08:51 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone know how to teach acceptable noise levels to kids? Mine are incredible loud, and I just.cannot.stand.it anymore. Same for Husband. 

 

I get really aggressive due to the constant yelling and screaming. They don't talk, they scream. 

 

They swear. Like sailors. I swear, they have never heard words like that from me. Ever. 

 

Both are diagnose with ADHD. 

 

Ideas?


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Hi Trinity,

I used visuals for my ASD children.  Everytime they were loud, I would show them the visual of where they are at and were they should be.  I carried it with us in public too.  They often get distracted and 'forget' their noise level so I constantly remind them.  This website has an example of a visual that I used, but it also has other strategies that were used in a classroom.

 

http://www.sandrarief.com/2013/11/03/noise-control-strategies-for-the-classroom/

 

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thank you for the reply, I'll look into it. 

 

I just found a "noise light" as an app on iphone, and we started to use it yesterday. Rule is, if they manage to not get a red light, they'll have ice cream for desert. It worked! At least yesterday. they did not manage to earn icecream and were staring onto the phone the whole meal, but they were so much quieter! 

 

I hope I can wean them off the staring, but for now we'll continue the light. And best was, if you buy a "real" street light thingie for noise, it's like 100 bucks, and as an app it was 2! 


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That's a great idea! My son is 15, on the spectrum,and has an auditory processing disorder. He is LOUD! He doesn't even seem to realize that his normal speaking voice is booming. I wonder if getting him this ap on his phone would help him monitor himself?

 
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It works really well...mine is german, so probably not point in linking it, but I bet you get english ones as well! 

 

I bet it work even better with an ipad/tablet - but I don't have one - yet...


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