Hi I have a child in my class who has displayed unusual behaviours since she started in reception. She is now in year 3. She is a good reader and is very able with maths. However, her writing is completely illegible and she will spend most of the day not focusing and tapping two pencils together. When asked why she does this she has responded that it brings "good memories" She is also unable to get herself dressed or undressed without help. Play time she doesn't play with anybody, I have tried to engage her in play but she says she needs a break after a while and prefers to be on her own. When the parents have been approached they have become aggressive and denied their child needing any help. They have not attended any parents' evenings either. I do believe this is a form of neglect as their child clearly has barriers to learning but without their consent we are not able to to provide adequate support. This child child does attend fine motor skills and handwriting interventions three times a week but this has not had any effect on her progress. I have spoken to the senco but they have confirmed that without parental involvement there is nothing we can do. I have grave concerns that this child will not make the progress they need to.