There is a student who is transferring to my school this week. I haven't met the student, but understand from talking with the parent that the mom thinks of her child as a noncomformist who should be treated differently than the rest of the students in the class...given special assignments and permitted to have more freedom than might be typical of elementary students. I don't know a lot of details, but apparently the student has had trouble with given very specific tasks without a lot of flexibility and freedom...like she might want to do art when it is reading time and can have meltdowns if forced to reading. Teachers that have allowed her to do art instead while the rest of the class is doing reading find her easier to manage. I'm wondering if you have any suggestions on educating the noncomformist elementary student? This is my first one that I've run into, and want to do the right thing.