hi, my 5 years old year is in special eds program at a local school. My main concern for him now is that he does not answer his teaher's question during reading time. When asked, he would answer, "I don't know" or just keep quite. But at home, he is able to answer me the "wh" questions w/o any problem. Why he is not answering to his teacher.
Hi 1cindy, and welcome to the GreatSchools Parent Community.
Is this something the teacher has shared with you? With your son in school and you're not in the class every day, it's pretty hard for you to get to the bottom of it.
So my suggestion is talking to the teacher. Is she concerned about his behavior? Does she use other ways to make sure he knows the material? Does he shut down when she talks to him one on one or in a group or both?
Until you know the severity of the problem and whether the teacher is concerned or not, it will be hard to know what to do.83103
hi, yes, this is something that the teacher brought it up. She pointed it out it was during story time that he does not pay attention and he gets so distracted by other kids or sounds outside the classroom. You have a good point if he does the same if the teacher talks to on a 1 to 1. I need to find out. I have requested the school psychologist to observe him in class. Will find out. Thank you. 83110
1. Perhaps the teacher is not allowing enough wait time after the question for your child to adequately prepare a response. Research shows that a longer wait time will yield better answers. 2. Many children in special ed programs have self confidence issues - and this may be the case with your child. The teacher needs to present questions that (s)he knows your child will be able to answer thus building self-confidence. As this is developed, the teacher can move to questions which might present a bit of a challenge.
Finally, my wife and I are educational consultants - specialists in temperament and behaviour - perhaps your child's remperament is one that prefers to be self-reflctive and not demonstrative and answering out loud may cause stress and anxiety.
Whatever the cause, you as the parent are the child's best advocate and can help build bonds between the child and the teacher. Discuss your concerns with the teacher (and maybe have the administrator present for the discussion).
Thank you. You've successfully subscribed to the GreatSchools newsletter.
Thank you. Please confirm your subscription by clicking the link in the email we just sent you.
Sign Up For Email Updates
Please enter your email address to sign up.
The email address is already signed up.
Connect With Us
Our mission is to inspire and support families to champion
their children's education - at school, at home and in their community. We are a national
non-profit based in Oakland, CA with programs and offices in Milwaukee, Washington D.C. and
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Forgot your password?
Thank you for submitting a review
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Thank you for submitting a review
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Complete your school's profile
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Thank you for submitting a comment
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a
survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
You may only compare 8 schools at a time
Continue to compare the schools you have already selected or
Edit schools to change your selection.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile.
The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your
school, so thanks for taking the time!
Your email needs to be verified
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet.
To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you.
Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Follow this school
Get timely updates for , including performance data and recently posted user reviews.