She sits in the corner, staring at the toys. Her classmates are where they’re supposed to be — sitting on the mat. The older kids are answering a deluge of questions about Moses. And though she’s part of the older group, she ignores them. “Mommy, I want picture…”
I have to wonder if this is normal. Does she tune out the classroom activities – ignore the lessons in favor of escaping into her own mind?
The teacher says she is disengaged, and even with proximity to the board and teacher, she is only minimally participating. An aide works with her one on one and sometimes this produces a complete work product, but most of the time, her work is a series of scribbles that demonstrate little understanding of the objective. She is also quick to start, often before directives are given. It’s a race to do, even when what she does has no purpose.
Is it to soon to worry?