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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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  • 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 al...See More
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  • 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 ...See More
    Nov 4, 2016 report post
  • 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 t...See More
    Oct 3, 2016 report post
  • 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 t...See More
    Oct 2, 2016 report post
  • 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. ...See More
    Sep 4, 2016 report post
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