School-Based Intervention Idea from


Seat the Student Next to Distraction-Resistant Peers  (Kerr & Nelson, 1998)

One useful strategy for managing low-level motor behaviors is to seat the student next to peers who can generally ignore those behaviors.

Rearrange seating in the classroom so that the student is sitting near peers who are good behavior models and are not readily distracted by that student's minor fidgety movements or playing with objects.


Kerr, M. M., & Nelson, C. M. (1998). Strategies for managing behavior problems in the classroom. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

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