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I have a little guy in my classroom who seems to have no sense of direction. When doing a Jack Hartmann video that was about Up, Down, side-to-side, even after the video had been presented several times, he would go Down when Jack was doing Up (and pointing up).

Then there's the written work. I will place a paper on his desk in the right direction, he will turn it upside down. I am continually coming by his desk and turning his book in the correct direction -- it's often upside down. (These are picture books.)

This is the first time I have encountered this type of thing in my 3 years of teaching K. Should I refer him to an SIT (Student Intervention Team) for possible referral to SST (Student Study Team), or wait to see if it works itself out?

Donna
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DonnaR/CA On 9/03/16, Amy K wrote: > I won't > take action, however, for at least a month. Why? Because I will be > told I need more data. I also don't like to call parents with negative > news about academics the first two weeks.

We have been in school a full 2 weeks. I like the idea of waiting for a full month; our first SIT's aren't ...See More
Sep 4, 2016
Any updates?? (nfm) On 9/03/16, DonnaR/CA wrote: > I have a little guy in my classroom who seems to have no > sense of direction. When doing a Jack Hartmann video that > was about Up, Down, side-to-side, even after the video had > been presented several times, he would go Down when Jack > was doing Up (and pointing up). > > Then there's the writte...See More
Oct 2, 2016
DonnaR/CA On 10/02/16, Any updates?? (nfm) wrote:

He's stopped turning the paper upside down and is starting to hold the books upright. Still working on upside down scissors (common), but the up-down-side-to-side is still a problem.

The mom came in to help in class and seemed to be in shock that almost all of the other kids knew their lett...See More
Oct 3, 2016
Elizabeth On 9/03/16, DonnaR/CA wrote: > I have a little guy in my classroom who seems to have no > sense of direction. When doing a Jack Hartmann video that > was about Up, Down, side-to-side, even after the video had > been presented several times, he would go Down when Jack > was doing Up (and pointing up). > > Then there's the writte...See More
Nov 4, 2016
Elizabeth On 11/04/16, Elizabeth wrote: Donna, this is my 20th year teaching kindergarten and the first thing that should be done for this child is to rule out any visual impairments by having the parent take their child to a medical professional. It is also important to remember that kindergarten is very developmental and I would do interventions until Janu...See More
Nov 4, 2016


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