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How to Identify and help struggling students
Signs to look for
If the child has:
-Troubles organizing himself
-Troubles following directions
-Troubles organizing their thoughts and what they want to say
-Emotional and Social Issues
-Not even trying to accomplish the task
-Issues making friends, eye contact, little effect on their emotions, or may not behave typically in social settings and need further instruction on how to behave in different settings.
Pre- Refferal process
Is used to Identify and understand the strenghts and needs of the students
Steps to follow
The team members of the school will work together to:
-Review the students' strengths, interests, and talents.
-Discuss reasons for referral, overall performance level, and behavior in the classroom.
-Brainstorm and select interventions to try.
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According to Section 504
of the Americans with Disabilities Act : guarantees that a child with a disability has equal ACCESS to an education and that it is comparable to an education provided to those who do not have a disability.
A child qualifies for the 504 program if the disability is shown to limit his performance at school
A formal plan shall be made, the plan should include:
Specification on how the modifications or accommodations will be provided and by whom.
Name of the person who will be responsible for ensuring that all components of the plan are implemented (case manager).
State the child's disability and the resulting problem
Be placed in the child’s cumulative file.
Set meeting for
What a teacher should do:
Parent is expected to gather all documents of the child before meeting. So, make sure to keep a copy of all the child's work.
Draft the IEP goals and send them to parents.
Follow IDEA, mandating that a child shall be placed in the least restrictive environment.
How to help
Create an Inclusive Classroom
Maintaining an environment where all students feel comfortable expressing their opinion.
Use multiple teaching methods to aid facilitate the academic success of students with different learning styles.
Making sure that the equipment and materials used in the classroom are accessible to all.
Preparing materials before class starts to allow more time for further preparations and alternation.
Find creative way to increase discussion participation.
Give students materials at their instructional levels.
Create reading groups based on levels.
Create different centers so that teachers can offer small group instructions.
Give students choices.
Accommodating work so that students only have to complete say 10 questions on a 20 question worksheet.