[blindkid] 6 yr old having trouble staying focused while reading

Julie Yanez jyanez112 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 19:16:08 UTC 2013


a lot of these sound like what I have been told are "blindisms".
stimulatory sensations they need because lack of vision. my daught is 11
and has out grown most of hers. but I remember the days when they drove me
up the wall. but then again me trying to redirect her attention drove her
nuts as well.



On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:57 AM, Julie <julietnan at aol.com> wrote:

> My 6 yr old daughter is having trouble staying focused while reading
> braille. Actually, while doing most school work. She is at or above grade
> level in math, reading and spelling so its not an academic issue more of a
> behavior issue that her teacher is getting frustrated with.
> She fidgets a lot while reading. She doesn't keep both hands on the paper,
> she twirls her hair, makes funny words, wants to talk instead of read, etc.
> She is the youngest in her first grade class, 6 yrs old with a july
> birthday. She is a bright girl but I am wishing we had waited until she was
> 6 to start K . We had similar behavior issues in K last year and I wanted
> to hold her back so she could catch up emotionally/socially but was
> discouraged from doing so because they were concerned she would be bored
> which would lead to more behaviors. Any suggestions, ideas, strategies on
> ways to help her focus? Have any of you had "focus goals" put into the IEP?
> Im thinking of asking for focus goals and behavior goals.
> Her behaviors are things like  interrupting, wanting immediate attention,
> impatience, and sometimes being sassy with teachers.
> Thanks in advance you guys have always been so helpful and supportive!
> Julie
>
>
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