I need advice please
Posted by: kathy79 — over 7 years ago (3 comments)
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My sister has a 7 year old daughter who has always had problems with eye contact and social situations in a school enviroment. At a parents evening the school has expressed real concern as she:
Watches other children start activities and will not join in on her own.
Will only join in when really pushed to do so. Will not voulunteer information unless really puhed.
Answers in a tiny voice when pushed so no one will hear even when asked to use a big voice.
Theres a lengthy delay between when the teacher asks her something and when the child responds.
No eye contact
Has problems with remembering certain details and rules in maths.
Has no friends and has difficulty engaging with other children. Only really realtes well to my 11 year old son who has aspergers syndrome.
Has co-ordination difficulties and is unwilling to do anything like walk on a curb, log etc or climb ropes etc
Her behaviour at home is clingy, still no eye contact. Constantly seeks aproval. Then changes on a dime to defient, unwilling to answer questions or communicate. Hides her face and blows up into a full blown war between mother and child. Usually with the child not responding at all.
She arm flaps like crazy at home when excited.
Her behaviour the last month at home has deterioted and her mother hasnt the faintest what to do.
The school she attends is a little mainstream school with one class of 30 per year group. The school although conserned have made her attend a little group to surposidly help with social skills where they get her to do tasks and change the children she works with. They also try to get her to answer questions by picking her out of the group. She has been attending these classes for 5 months with little improvment as this is still their concern.
Any advice on what to do and how to go about this please?