Identifying and Addressing Learning Difficulties by Emily Sheehan (Poor…
Identifying and Addressing Learning Difficulties
by Emily Sheehan
Student who struggles academically
Student struggles academically and behaviorally
Has the student been diagnosed with one of 13 learning disabilities to qualify for an Individual Education Program (IEP)?
Instruction must be tailored to the IEP plan
Teacher should observe the student closely, identify issues early on, and assist the parent with becoming a partner with the school.
Frequent communication with the parent.
Parent requests assessment
Required by law to provide Special Education Assessment.
Provide differentiated learning and teaching strategies for the student of concern.
Some possible ways to differentiate:
-scribing for them
working alongside them with a whiteboard
-providing visuals for the lesson
-pre-record a lesson for viewing on a tablet
-partnering with another student who will compliment the area of weakness
-highlight certain parts of the assignment
-provide pictures in sequence to reach the desired task
-build in an extra break-time
(M. Hinton-Beninger, personal communication, October 2, 2019)
Plan and implement 'Tier 1' instruction at the classroom level. Document background information and parental communication/involvement.
Integrate research-based, high-impact teaching strategies as suggested by sources such as:
(L. Dietrich, personal communication, October 4, 2019)
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Student who struggles behaviorally
Poor grades in one or more area