What do you do when Mom doesn't know what to do because her son is no different at home then he is in school??
She claims she's tried it all and nothing is working.
I feel I've done so much already and continuously work on being even more creative in order to capture this student's interest but he won't do ANY work.
Here is my student, to protect his privacy, we'll call him Tyrone:
Tyrone is the type of child who can’t seem to conduct himself appropriately in the classroom setting. Tyrone is very easily distracted and he often finds ways to distract himself. Every 2-3 minutes I find myself redirecting Tyrone from the top of the classroom. He will play with any and everything around him: his pencils, erasers, random paper, and when he can, he will distract other students. He has very low confidence and this fuels a lot of his class time disruption. On any given day Tyrone will entice other students to play with him. From there he will run around the room in order for the students to chase him and he will scream and yell. When he’s really ready to play, Tyrone will go as far as running out of the room and yearn for a chase from a classmate which will excite him so much that he ends up running around the whole school screaming and yelling at the top of his lungs. When noone will play with him because they don't wish to engage in inappropriate behavior, he runs out of the room anyways. It's gotten so bad that I teach at the door to keep him in the room. He even tries to leave when we play games as a class and during independent free time.
He never completes assignments without constant encouragement and redirection. Tyrone is a 7 year old 2nd grader that reads, writes, and completes math on a beginning first grade level. His present behavior has caused his reading to go down from begining first grade to entering Kindergarten. He has a very short attention span which causes him to miss out on very important elements that are essential to his learning. When reading, he forgets to apply phonetic rules and will retort to decoding words letter by letter. When completing math assignments he forgets simple math facts that would aid him in the completion of assignments and will spend lots of time using circle drawings to add or subtract. And to reiterate, He never completes assignments without constant encouragement and redirection.
He's been reffered for a different setting because I, we, can't help him.
What do I do?