Hi mydoll Sounds like some form of attention deficit to me and I have had children with similar difficulties. What is SMT doing to help and advise? What about SfL staff? Also, what about support from parents? Is he choosing to ignore repeated requests to respond or is he unable to? (a hearing difficulty perhaps?) A fidget toy was a good idea - I've tried that on occasions, some with success, some not. There are assessments you can get online to determine for yourself if he has ADHD or not. In my LA, we are able to access these but you may need parental permission. Another option would be to refer to Speech and Language - they can identify various difficulties. Also, if he's struggling to sit still in his chair and if his handwriting is poor, then a referral to OT might be useful as it sounds as though his gross/fine motor skills need work. Obviously, none of these help you in the classroom (and you may have explored all of these already). What about a behaviour/target sheet? Visual timetable? Hope some of this helps!