Mom says his printing is nice- OP didnt say she saw it or if Mom
helped him with that at all.
On 2/02/13, Sara wrote:
> On 2/02/13, i need suggestions wrote:
> Has anyone pointed out to him the great difference between his
> writing at home and at school? Sit down with him and point it
> out and ask him - why do you think you're writing is so
> And then - don't you want your work at school to reflect your
> real abilities. Give him his paper only at the moment he
> absolutely needs it. Does he have a 'fidget'? We
> have 'fidgets' here for those kids who benefit from it.
> I have to say in my many years of teachingn I've never seen a
> child whose handwriting was so dramatically different when
> done at home - unless someone is doing for them. But there's
> always a first time.
> I would provide him with a thick-barreled pencil or a sharpie
> marker with a roller ball point - either of those can really
> help the child who's having trouble with writing.
>> 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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