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Self-Sabotage of Written Work

Discussion in 'Primary' started by CSWild, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. CSWild

    CSWild New commenter

    Hi all, I have a Y1 pupil who has speech delay and is cognitively high functioning. To give a rough idea, he is in a mixed EYFS/Y1 class and isn't quite keeping up with the EYFS children. His frustration at the reactions of others and his inability to communicate his ideas and understanding has led to a tendency to 'self-sabotage' his work. He displays a very short attention span and will spoil all written work. His understanding is clear, but demonstrating it is a challenge. He regularly sees the SALT and Ed Phych, but I wonder if anyone out there has experienced something similar and has any clever thoughts/ideas.
  2. Landofla

    Landofla Established commenter

    I became very good at identifying possible triggers and removing work/tools from the child. On top of that, I slathered on the positive praise. A supportive SMT is neccessary too.

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