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Posted on February 23, 2020 9:03 pm
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Alyssa Moore
Alyssa Moore
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Doesn't Respond to Name
One of my students does not respond when her name is called. I have to tap the student in order to get her attention. I discussed my observation with the parent and asked if they had noticed this and what could be the cause of it? They replied that nothing is wrong with the child, I just must not be saying it loud enough or perhaps there is too much going on around the student. However, even when I am only a foot behind the student saying her name, she still does not seem to hear me. What should I do?
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 24, 2020 1:40 am

aJaTyb
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I would ask the student if they are having difficulty hearing because of classroom noise level, and implement a non-verbal way of getting their attention without having to touch them. My first step would be to not try to get their attention when I am behind them, as for many students, myself included, tend to tune out sounds/noise from behind them.
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Solution 2
Posted February 24, 2020 9:50 pm

XuBety
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I would definitely try and get her attention from the front and create nonverbal cues to get her attention.
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Solution 3
Posted February 24, 2020 3:38 am

tabape
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Invite an observer to the classroom and together you talk with the parents again. Sometimes the parents are not aware of a problem because they have only that child. if you have the support of another school member, the parents may be willing for a further testing.
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Solution 4
Posted February 24, 2020 1:56 am

Samantha Mayhew
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I might discuss this with the student and ask them if this is because of the noise level in the classroom or if they are focused doing their work. Not trying to diagnose this student, but it is possible that they may have auditory processing disorder. In short, this is when the brain takes a longer time to process noise than others. Usually this is difficult in noisy or distracting situations or when they are tired or stressed. However, it is best to ask the student first, because there may be another reason for them not hearing you.
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yperyH
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I would do exactly this when dealing with this situation. Because the student might having hearing problems or a disorder. But before we get that far and try not to diagnose the student maybe try and ask the student if they cant hear or maybe take note of when you ask her weather it is loud or quiet, front of them or behind them.
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Solution 5
Posted February 24, 2020 2:55 am

agejeM
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I would have a conversation with the student to gain some insight into what is going on, and see what factors could play into the situation. I would also look for non-verbal methods of getting the students attention, such as approaching the student from the front and tapping on their desk lightly if they do not respond to their name. I would work with the student to develop the signal, so that it is something that they are comfortable with.
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Solution 6
Posted March 2, 2020 9:46 pm

qyryTe
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First ask if the student has any issues with hearing if not, I would explain to the student how it is respectful to acknowledge someone that is talking to you.
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