Grades

    Re: Should I worry yet?

    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 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

    I've never encountered this exact situation, but I had a k
    student who was a drowning victim, revived after 10 minutes
    under water, who suffered some brain damage. He exhibited some
    similar orientation issues. In the case you describe, I would
    definitely consult with your child study team. (By the way, my
    former student, now in his 40's, has done fine with schooling
    and employment.)