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Posted on October 16, 2014 11:26 pm
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Brittany Green
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In Mrs. Gregory's class there is a little girl who cries about everything. She cries about getting on the computer, fire drills, going to the bus after school, going to specials, everything. In addition to this, she talks to no one, and at recess she does not even go out to the playground. She just sits on the pavement. Mrs. Gregory has asked her about this and she says she is scared. She withdraws herself from the class. What are some ways that the teacher can help this student with improving social skills and maybe getting more comfortable around her peers and in certain situations?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 17, 2014 12:56 am

uDujaH
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Perhaps Mrs. Gregory could pick a student in the class that has good social skills and gets along well with other to pair the two up together for activities. Mrs. Gregory could have a conversation with student who has good social skills to tell this student to try and help the unsociable student open up. The teacher also needs to keep documentation of these behaviors in case the student needs to be tested for emotional disorders. The parents of this emotional student should needs contacted about their behavior.
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ezaDyR
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I would recommended a buddy for her to have in the class, someone who can relate or have in common with her. Also, I like the idea of documenting her behaviors and actions just to be prepared for the parents if you do meet with them.
  Posted on: October 18, 2014 1:08 am

erugyn
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Telling another student to specifically focus on another might cause issues. Wouldn't want anyone singled out, maybe creating class activities that are more socially involved would be helpful.
  Posted on: October 18, 2014 6:35 pm

Candice Greene
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This is a great suggestion, having the student pair with another friendly student.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 5:50 pm

Jenna Herberson
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Having the students be there for each other is always a good idea.
  Posted on: February 25, 2018 7:09 am

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Solution 2
Posted February 13, 2015 6:21 pm

DeJyQy
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It sounds like this child needs professional help. This behavior is outside the realm of what to expect. If the child is not learning or socializing she is not gaining the necessary skills to be a healthy person. The school should have someone that can come observe the child and talk to the parents about the behavior. If would be helpful to know if this child behaves similar to this at home and around other people. It sounds like she has trouble with transitions which is common in young students. Having a written out plan with pictures that maybe she can move as the class is preparing to move on to a new task would be helpful.
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Solution 3
Posted October 21, 2014 12:04 am

umyhyT
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A buddy is a good idea, but if that does not work immediately, maybe Mrs. Gregory could be a temporary buddy (but be careful about her getting too clingy).
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Candice Greene
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This is an okay suggestion, it is important that the student doesn't only cling to the teacher.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 5:53 pm

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Solution 4
Posted October 9, 2016 1:35 am

uVupuz
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Document everything, and refer her for emotional help. Get your team together to address the child's needs. It seems to me that she is too emotional and needs some professional help. Get the parents involved and let them know what is going on. It is not normal for a child to be so sad. She might need to be staffed for specific services.
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Solution 5
Posted February 17, 2015 1:49 pm

ysaWab
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The teacher could ask her about her interests and try to implement them into the school day.
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Candice Greene
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This is a good start, but may not work completely.
  Posted on: March 1, 2015 5:52 pm

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