I am out of my element here- this student was supposed to go to the cognitive (mod/severe) program, but she had missed so many days of school that they couldn't qualify her for it, and she's technically on a speech-only IEP at the moment. She comes to school about once a week. I have a few push-in hours with her per week, but she never shows up on the days I have her scheduled so I very rarely work with her. Her teacher tells me that in class if the teacher is not right next to her doing everything, she will just sit there. The teacher wants ideas for things for her to do independently- but how can she get her to actually do them? When I say she's low, I mean really, really low. If you ask her what her name is, she can't tell you. Our SLP was giving her a list of choices, "Is you name Katie? Sara?" etc. and the girl just repeated every name she said. She knows no shapes, no numbers, no colors, is unable to name objects, point to an object that is named for her, or respond to a question. She won't write or draw (even a line or a squiggle) even with hand over hand assistance. I've actually only seen her twice, and I was working on some match cards with her (she repeated what I said). I'm definitely not used to working with kids with needs this severe. Any advice for productive things she can do on her own in class? There is no TA or other adult in the room, so essentially any time the teacher is doing guided groups or anything like that this student just sits there. The only thing I could think of was having her listen to/watch the books on Raz Kids on the computer. I also suggested matching by color (put all the blue blocks in the blue cup, etc.) or letter (put all the little A's on the big A, etc.) but her teacher is skeptical that she can even do that by herself.