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concentration and 8 yr old

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racmac Wed 08-Jul-09 14:23:17

Just had parents evening for ds8 and been basically told that he doesnt concentrate and switches off completely but then expects teacher to spend time with him one on one to explain it all again - the teacher will do this but he still doesnt listen properly and still wont "get" what he's supposed to be doing.

Any ideas on how to deal with this?

noideawhereIamgoing Wed 08-Jul-09 15:01:42

Is this the first time it's been mentioned at school?

racmac Wed 08-Jul-09 15:36:45

He's only been at this school since March - but i knew it was a problem previously but school has only just mentioned it

Princess1976 Thu 09-Jul-09 10:27:23

I have a similar problem, by son is 6. School report was really disappointing. Although he does well when he concentrates that dosent happen often and his work is now suffering. Entry in yesterday work book "Didnt want to do any writing today so didnt, has sat for half hour doing nothing". Teacher said she couldnt even get him to pick up the pen. We have tried disapline, moaning, removing toys, time outs. Nothing worked, then tried postive praising over everything, still no change. he is now bottom of every subject. Teacher says he has the ability to be nearer the top of the class but just doesnt take it in. - really desperate and dont know what to do

noideawhereIamgoing Thu 09-Jul-09 10:42:55

Maybe it's just a maturity thing - clearly if it was that easy to fix the school would have made some good suggestions - did they?

Would try and do extra-curricular activities to support learning, develop interests which require concentration - lots of art, maybe a sport where he has to listen to instructions. Audio Books. Find the strengths in him and focus on them.

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