JOHNNY'S STORY

Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started. Proverb


Johnny was in kindergarten. The teacher was teaching phonics. However, she thought that because he did his worksheets that he was "getting it." She didn't realize that he was looking at another person's paper.


He was often called down in class because he couldn't sit still. He dropped his pencil constantly or threw it into the air. When the teacher asked him to answer a question, she had to repeat it because he was in never-never land.


When I substituted in his classroom, I noticed that he was copying the answers from his neighbor’s paper. When I pulled him to the side to work with him alone, I realized that he really didn't know how to blend letters together to make a word. He was learning at an early grade how to compensate for his disability by looking at another's paper.


I didn't know what his disability was at the time. I would say he had some ADHD because of his off the wall behavior. The resource room teacher and I started working with him three times a week.


She worked on social skills one time a week and I worked on beginning reading skills with him twice a week for 30 minutes each time. By the end of the school year, he was at grade level. I worked with him one time a week during that summer to make sure the reading skills stayed intact. He was ready for first grade.




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