Three Steps to Listening
When my daughter was having trouble listening and following directions in school, her teacher suggested that I give her three-step tasks to complete. These help her to focus her listening and her memory. So instead of just asking her to get dressed for school, I ask her to brush her teeth, put on her shoes, and stand by the back door. She's become a much better listener and has improved her ability to follow through on a list of things to do.