Let me preface this by saying that I fully intend to speak with our special education teacher, psychologist, and administrator. However, that will take a while to get answers from them and I need answers NOW before I completely lose my mind. I have a child in my class who seems completely clueless and lost. I mean that in the most literal and non-rude sense. He has never done his homework this year....ever. I have spoken with him countless times, written notes home, called home, asked for a conference (which has yet to happen) and had him sit out at recess to complete his homework. None of this has helped and he still doesn't do it. Today I sat down next to him out at recess and said "Can you please explain to me why you don't do your homework at home?" He said "Because I have to do it". Hmmmm confusing answer So I shortened my question..."Why isn't your homework done?" Answer..."Because it has to be done". Me...."What did you do last night when you got home?" Him..."Nothing" Me..."No you did something. You didn't just sit there". Him...."I watched TV" :woot: HALLELUJAH an answer that makes sense!!!! "Ok tonight before you watch tv you need to pull out your notebook and do your homework. What are you going to do tonight?" Him...."Because I have to do it." I finally had to walk away before I lost it or cried. It is the same way in class. I will give a direction and he sits there completely dumbfounded. I walk over and give the direction to him one on one with one step at a time pointing to items I'm speaking of and he just randomly guesses at what to do (still dumbfounded). He does not answer questions with answers that make sense. I don't mean that they aren't correct, I mean they have nothing to do with the question (oral or written). Example: What page does the chapter "Animal Life" begin on? His answer.... foxes. He is reading at or a little above grade level but has very little comprehension of what he reads. It is the same when someone speaks to him (as shown above)... no comprehension of what people are saying to him. I am at a complete loss of what to do, what could be going on, ways to help him (without ignoring all the other students in my class), etc. At first I thought it was an issue of never having any expectations placed on him (very babied at home, last year's teacher is known for low expectations, etc.). While I still think this is a small part of the issue, I think there must be something MUCH larger going on. I also thought at one point it was a motivation/effort issues and tried a behavior plan. This did nothing to help. He is not choosing to not do what he should. He literally has NO clue what he should be doing despite being told. I am open to any advice, suggestions, similar stories, etc. because I cannot go through the rest of the school year like this. I am beginning to fell myself resenting this little guy because of the extreme amount of attention he requires. We are behind in what we're supposed to be doing most days because it takes 5 extra minutes for every task to keep him with us. That adds up throughout the day. Obviously I do not want to feel this frustration towards him and want to find ways to help him and save my own sanity. And I cannot tell if this friend is learning anything because he doesn't seem to have a way to communicate it if he is. That won't be a very productive year for him. Thanks for any help you can give and sorry for such a long post.