Janine - posted on 01/18/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I teach 1st grade and have a student that is clearly ADHD- can not sit, climbs on desk, talks ALL the time about random things, taps on desk with various objects, taps on floor with feet, disrupts instruction all the time. I have tried EVERYTHING I can think of for him- behavior charts, conferences with both him and his parents and together, incentive charts, isolation, rewards, consequences etc, etc,- the sad part is that this child is very bright- I just really think he can not control his behavior. I have talked several times to his parents and they say that he has been this way his whole life. I have suggested talking to his doctor and they do not think that it is a problem. EVEN after I have written down minute by minute of his actions.
I can not effectively teach the other students because of his behavior- I have tried writting him up and sending him to the office- nothing........help!!