Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Depressed and struggle

I mentioned here that I have an autistic student. Sometimes he is good mood and sometimes very bad mood. When he is in bad mood, he will throw tantrum during my lesson, he will make a lot of noise, stamp his feet and say things like: "I will fail my exam and die, die die die!!!". It is a struggle for me, I tried to use soft and hard approach but it doesn't work either, I feel very depressed each time after his lesson when he doesn't behave. I thought I was able to handle it, I am not frustrated but just felt depressed. Depressed because no matter what approach I used, he just doesn't listen to me. So I read back my post here and rethink about what I said. The many comments left by you guys, my blogger friends, encouraged me to move on. I was thinking if I give up and don't help him, who will help him. Moreover, he is rather intelligent especially in Mathematics, so he is still teachable. I hope I will hang on there.

6 comments:

CL (RealGunners) said...

In psychological terms, it is not he doesn't listen, but more like he can't, I think. Unfortunately these days, conditions like autism is treated fairly and professionally so you have to be patient and try every possible means. If our time, the cure for things like autism or hyperactivity = the cane or the belt. No other approaches.

Hang in there...

mun said...

Good that you make up your mind to persevere and continue to teach him. It is not easy I know so I salute you for giving it your best!

Rose World said...

Hang on there, Libby! You are a good and diligent teacher to teach him.

Linda said...

Libby, first of all, please don't be so hard on yourself! You cannot control anyone, much less a child with autism. I don't know much about your teaching skills, but children (and adults, too), with special needs require special training. And even if you have this training it does not guarantee that you will not have difficulties with the student. Don't give up on yourself and don't give up on him. Everyone can have a hard day. Everyone. Sending you much love and many hugs. Libby, I wrote this post 3 years ago on my blog and I am giving you the link to it so that you can read it. I have absolutely no teaching skills, but I did teach a Sunday school class many, many years ago. Here is my experience with a boy with autism. http://wrensden.blogspot.ca/2013/09/man-walks-tortoise-and-more-about-myself.html

Anonymous said...

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Twilight Man said...

You are not alone, so be strong and learn from this priceless experience having to help someone's child. The parents must be more frustrated and worried with the child's future when they are not around anymore. My wife also had to face more children with special needs over the many years of her teaching career.

Heavens will bless you!