Motivation

Discussion in 'disABILITIES Community Board' started by playwright, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. playwright

    playwright Mouseketeer

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    How do you motivate an unmotivated child? He's 15. I'm at the literal end of my rope. I will have to attend the CSE in a few weeks, and it's a constant fight for every little service. How can I fight when all he wants to do is play video games and watch tv?
     
  2. Forevryoung

    Forevryoung DIS Veteran

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    I think we need a few more details-

    WHY is he unmotivated? therapy goals too hard and he's not having any success? School work too tough and tiring? Few friends? General diagnosis (an answer for a child with autism or aspergers will be different than if it's learning disability or physical disability...)?
     
  3. playwright

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    School work is definitely too tough for him. But it's either keep up in the mainstream with resource room or go back to self-contained. He is diagnosed as LD. His first grade teacher thought he was autistic, but the school psychologist said he wasn't. I am requesting an neuropsychological exam. He only has a small group of friends, but they are nice kids. One has ADHD but the others are NT. In self-contained he didn't get to meet anyone outside of the class.
     

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