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Old 12-20-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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I have a student who is extremely forgetful. She isn't absentminded (she's generally paying attention in class and follows along), but five minutes after she's been taught a concept it's gone. Her mother has complained about it to me, because they have been practicing her letters at home and she will say "I don't remember that one" and the mom will tell her the name. The next time through, a few minutes later, she will have forgotten it again. She still cannot name all of the letters (even some that are in her name) and only knows about 5 of the 25 sight words we've covered so far. Even with me practicing with her twice a day, my assistant working with her and mom at home she has stopped making progress.

Any hints? She's very social adept and bilingual (though not sure this is affecting things). She also can write some letters, but not "name" them. Often if I ask her what letter goes /d/ she will write a d in the air, but can't say "d".


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Old 12-20-2011, 08:02 PM
 
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If she were in my class, I would be starting a packet and using interventions to see what was working and what was not. She may need to be tested to make sure there isn't some kind of learning disability going on!! At this point, students should probably know all of their letters and almost all of their sounds!

The students in my class who are still struggling with letter naming and sounds actually have an iep. Sorry!
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I have a student exactly like that. He was referred for testing and qualified for resource.
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Agree with pp
Old 12-23-2011, 02:08 AM
 
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I have a student like that who is actually repeating kindergarten. They are screening for special education. It just doesn't click for him and I have to constantly repeat directions.
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I have discussed testing with my principal, but due to our state laws, I cannot refer her for testing until I have several weeks or even months of data showing our interventions are not working. She technically falls under RTI tier 2 in that she is receiving additional instruction through me and my assistant in a variety of different methods, but is not receiving any help from a specialist (our school does not have a reading specialist or tutors, but does have a part time special-education teacher).

I need more methods to use to "prove" that she is not responding to the interventions we can try as teachers and needs to be tested for a learning disability.


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