I discovered that one of our wonderful Instructional Assistants speaks Mandarin Chinese. I was elated when I discovered this and immediately asked her to help me with my new Chinese student and with the help of my favorite special education teacher, we also discovered his Chinese name! I had high hopes for a breakthrough in communication.
Well, turns out he doesn't listen to her either. I see her speaking with him and he rolls his eyes and typically does exactly what she asked him not to. Typical 6 year old behavior I suppose, just in another language. Any suggestions on where to go next with this kiddo would be appreciated... all the tricks in my bag (endless visual cues, buddies, etc) haven't worked.