Struggling Student in Mrs. Mattos' Classroom: Mark :silhouette: 6…
Struggling Student in Mrs. Mattos' Classroom: Mark :silhouette: 6 years old.
What Intervention is necessary?
Is the problem recurrent, is it constant, is the issue appropriate for a child his age?
Teacher should document any issue that is constant, is his actions age appropriate. The teacher should have a strong understanding of the cognitive, behavioral, and physical development levels of typical students they teach
Have a meeting with parents and show them what Mark has been doing academically
Teacher and parents should document the progress made by Mark and the strategies for Mark
Pre-referral by the Early Intervention Team: 1-:pencil2:To identify, develop and implement alternative education strategies. Or as of 2004: RTI (Response to Intervention Team)
2- :pencil2:Referal for Special Education Evaluation- if the student continues to experience difficulty after intervention in the regular class the child will be referred for a special education evaluation
Problem might be able to be fixed with the careful intervention of teacher and parents. If not:
3-:pencil2:Special Education Evaluation- evaluation by the school district should be within 60 days of referral date. Evaluation is conducted by a multidisciplinary team
4- :pencil2:Eligibility (FAPE)-considered for special education if the child has a disability defined by IDEA which negatively impacts the students educational performance and the child needs special education services in order to benefit from education
5- :pencil2:I.E.P. Meeting-describes the special education services to be provided by the local school district
6- :pencil2:Implementation-team has to make sure IEP is implemented
7- :pencil2:Re-evaluation-annual meetings to discuss the positive and negative elements of the special education services provided to determine what services should be provided in the new school year
Mark has been having academic difficulties. He is having problems with reading simple words, and with word recognition
Mark is having a hard time following directions
Mark is having difficulties with his social skills. He is not getting along with his classmates. Mark cries easily
Parent's Observations at home
Mark is withdrawn with parents and sibling
Mark does not have too many friends. He plays with just one boy.
Doesn't listen, doesn't pay attention
Parents should be able to provide an answer to the issue. Is it recurring or constant?
Problems staying organized
Mark is having difficulties with his anger management
Mark is having problems with cognition
Mark, a Kindergarten student. Diagnosis: Learning disability affecting his cognitive and social abilities. (Consuelo Mattos)
Mark's struggles with: