Struggling Students: What do I do when I notice a student struggling? ( …
Struggling Students: What do I do when I notice a student struggling?
Gross Motor Skills
Do they walk on their toes?
How is their hand-eye coordination?
Do they talk/play with their peers?
If not, do they at the least notice people in their viscinity
Do they make eye contact?
Are they ok with being touched?
Fine Motor Skills
Are they able to grip a pencil?
Are they able to feed themselves?
Are they talking?
If they are talking how is their speech?
Create a list, or report of my findings.
Have specific evidence to support my hypothesis
Talk to the homeroom teachers
In Thailand, it is almost shameful to be thought of as have disabilities.
Show drawings, worksheets, or any other evidence you can to the Homeroom teacher to persuade them to talk to the Parents.
Hopefully, they will not dismiss this and show the evidence compiled to the parents
Because, in my own experience nothing seems to come from telling parents about possible learning disabilities (here in Thailand), I tend to do what I can in the classroom to help.
Through differentiated learning techniques I try to make sure there is free time in the class where I can sit down and devote myself to helping a child I think may be struggling.
ignoring negative behavior
avoid saying "no" but instead simply remove yourself or other children from the situation, to allow the child a moment to calm down
working on gripping the pencil
have the child work with a buddy
keep a routine
apply differentiated learning strategies
apply scaffolding strategies
use "multi-sensory" learning