I’m still working on this idea of deliberately practicing listening to instructions by stretching their capacity as I add increasingly more detailed instructions given. Yesterday I tried something they loved. I asked for a volunteer to do all the instructions I was about to give. Hands waved all over the place. I chose one, slowly and clearly explained several items of detailed instructions, then had the child try. He messed up some. Without repeating the instructions, I had another student try it. He too missed one small detail. Enthusiasm only grew as a third volunteer completed it accurately (without the instructions repeated). Talk about focused attention! And they loved it. I think this is a winner.