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Old 09-07-2006, 12:28 PM   #1
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behavorial problems

I am new here. I have a 12 year old daughter with down syndrome. She just started a new school and is having a hard time going to class. She usually sits in the hallway for 1 to 2 hours before finally agreeing to go. Has anyone have this problem or anything related to this. I really could use some advice. I am getting frustrated and sad at the same time.

 
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Old 09-10-2006, 06:17 PM   #2
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Re: behavorial problems

I've never had this situation...but was trying to put myself in your shoes...

Are you available in the mornings? Could you take her to class, and walk her in? Seems that SOMETHING is making her reluctant...maybe you could find out what by being there. Is it another kid? Is she feeling shy or embarrassed? etc...

That was my initial thought... that maybe I'd go sit in the first 10-15 mins every day. Maybe tell her your plans in advance... and tell her, that you're only going to do this for so long... a week, or two..whatever both of you are comfortable with... and then you need her to go to straight to class, on her own, every day.

does she know anyone in the class, or is everyone new? Maybe you could help her make a friend...??

 
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:44 PM   #3
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She knows most of the kids. I think it is a transition issue. Apparently she is not the only one. But the last few days have been better.

 
Old 09-16-2006, 11:52 PM   #4
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Yep!!!, Those DS kids don't like change, they would rather have the same teacher, at the same school, year after year, Ds Kids and adults don't like change, they want the same thing, the same way all the time and it gets worse as they get older, my son is 21 years old, everthing has a specail spot in his room, some times I'll put something in a different spot just to see if he'd leave it there, nope, he moves it right back to where it was in the first place. Now when he was in school, his whole day would be ruined if he had a sub. teacher or if it was the first day of school and he finds he has a new teacher, here he is asking for the old one, they do adjust but it takes time, good luck to you.
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:08 PM   #5
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Yep!!!, Those DS kids don't like change, they would rather have the same teacher, at the same school, year after year, Ds Kids and adults don't like change, they want the same thing, the same way all the time and it gets worse as they get older, my son is 21 years old, everthing has a specail spot in his room, some times I'll put something in a different spot just to see if he'd leave it there, nope, he moves it right back to where it was in the first place. Now when he was in school, his whole day would be ruined if he had a sub. teacher or if it was the first day of school and he finds he has a new teacher, here he is asking for the old one, they do adjust but it takes time, good luck to you.Thanks, I don't feel so alone. But I don't know if it is just change. She has always been stubborn and will work when it what she wants. Everything is on her terms. Do you know what i mean?
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