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Old 02-04-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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I have a student in my resource room for Reading that is failing every class except mine (barley). The reason is lack of motivation. He will tell you flat out he wants to be kicked out of school and will tell you proudly he will not do the work (and he doesn't). We are a private school, so really he could be shown the door, but that is not an option.

The principal has suggested we ( I have a student teacher this semeseter) try to form a system of work involving little to no worksheets that this student can do on his own--he referenced a system that would would use to work with children with autism? (I am not sure what this is) This boy is very bright and street smart. He is best with auditory and discussion (when he is not being disrespectful).

Putting him in my room all day is NOT an option--I am the only Intervention Specialist in the school and he is very disruptive to any other student. One suggestion is for him to work with a younger student and we have one in mind. I have tried Versatitles (he cheats). It is at the point now where I take him out so he doesn't disrupt the others while the student teacher teaches the othe rboys in the class, but that is only a short term solution.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!


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what is this child's grade level?

i am interested in the program that your principal referenced for children with autism - if you can remember it.

would he buy into "create your own" research projects - if he could use create methods for assessment (projects, colleges, power point presentations, etc.)?
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He is a 7th grader. He has also been "cutting" himself recently (practicing giving himself tattoos he says).

My ST is looking into the name of the system--she said it was at one of her former placements.

Today his little buddy was absent, so he had to do some work--ended up him "getting tired of looking at me" and waundering all over the building. He resents having to come to me and lets me know it. We will be finding a buddy for him tomorrow!
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