At his age, you can best help him by not pressuring him all the
time. He clearly doesn't want to be there, so the biggest
challenge he'll have to overcome now is disliking school.
On 2/02/13, i need suggestions wrote:
> I have a boy who is super distracted. He is not paying
> attention and plays with his pencil etc. His written work
> is very poor. Holes in his paper, horrible printing etc.
> Mom notices it too and has him practice printing at home
> and she says he does beautifully but knows he is
> distracted. She sees it when he is trying to do work with
> his siblings.
> She can imagine how he is in a class of 20 kids!
> So she is asking me what we can do about it. She sees it is
> affecting his work.
> I dont think he is ADHD. I think it is immaturity . Mom
> calls him the "spacey "one, always drifting off.
> so what can I do in the classroom to help him? I tried
> headphones., oh he did not like that ( our Sped teacher
> uses them for an autistic kid)
> I had him sit by himself but he felt it was punishment as
> he is social.
> MOm showed me his printing he did at home so now I KNOW he
> can do it... but doesnt for me. It this distractibility
> But I have 20 others kids all by myself and several very
> needy and low kids. This boy is more average. I wish I had
> more 1-1 time with him... but with budget cuts, we lost our
> aides and have more sped kids in the room with no support.
> Please give suggestions. I really want to help him.
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