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How do I accommodate a student that stays off tasks and has vision issues. The parents claim that he has glasses but he won't wear them.

Mar 30, 2015 8:01am

  • English Language Arts
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  • Behavior


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    • Mar 30, 2015 11:02am

      First, have you talked to your student? You could also talk with both the student/parents together. I would talk to the parents and tell them you have not seen the glasses and their child is not wearing them in class. They might have some insight as to what to do. You could move the student to a seat in front of the classroom, telling him it is so he can see better. This might also help him to remain focused.

      • Mar 30, 2015 1:23pm

        I have had students like this, too! I agree with Jasmine. To begin, I'd move the student to the front. Conversations with the student and adults are really important. If the problem is more staying on task than vision, sounds like it's time to implement specific goals and objectives for how the student uses her/his time.

        • Mar 31, 2015 11:20am

          If he off task because of his vision issue? There seem to be two issues here - are they related? If you put the materials in front of him, for example print out your handout so he has a copy, will that solve the on-task issue? Are there other students who wear glasses in class? How does he perform in PE? Is he near-sighted or far-sighted? Try to understand why he doesn't wear his glasses. Try to understand why he is off task. Is he bored?