a girl in my class (age 6) completely keeps to herself. She does not seek out social interaction whatsoever. She does not want to be part of anything group oriented and is an avid reader. She rarely speaks and this is by choice. When asked to respond to anything or voice an idea she dissolves into tears. She will enter the group when it appears that their is no choice. Her mother is extremely supportive and I had a good talk with her and it turns out that this child went through a year of extreme bullying by not only peers but teacher as well. I understand her behaviour completely at this point. She is probably terrified to say anything for fear that she will be ridiculed. Has decided to be completely anonymous. Have tried to quietly befriend this child to no avail. any suggestions?