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I have a student who is sweetie but has much difficulty controlling his body, his mouth, he is a huge disruption to our days. I am at my wit's end. Mom does not at all agree - has made this VERY clear - that any sort of extra help is needed. I believe that he is sensory seeking and have tried a special seat for him to sit on, koosh balls etc. to manipulate when he is fidgety. He goes out for motor breaks. He has a weighted vest that mom did agree to. There are times I simply can't teach with him in the room. I have tried rewards, consequences.

I want to cry. I so badly want him to feel successful but it's very difficult - especially when the parent does not share my views.

Any advice.... Thank you! VTmommy
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Maureen N. Does Mom deny that there might be a problem or has she acknowledged that some of what you describe has been observed at home? Has she ever observed in the classroom to see how he is when in a large group of children? There can be any number of reasons he is this way in the classroom, including the sensory issues, diet, not getting enough sleep, a n...See More
May 1, 2015
AmyVictoria Unfortunately at this point in the year you probably are not going to change her mind. You just have to keep documenting what the child does and the interventions that you have tried. Pass all this info on to the first grade teacher. Hopefully if the mother continues to hear about the same types of problems next year, she may start to change her mi...See More
May 3, 2015

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