Special Education Process in Classroom by Alaeddine Sebaa SPECIAL EDUC …
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1- Written referral requesting special education
2- Assessment Plan to parents/guardian (signature required within two weeks)
Signs of a Struggling Learner
Difficulty staying on task.
Taking longer than normal to finish a task.
Not attempting/rarely attempting homework assignments.
Leaving books at school.
Having trouble following directions.
Not understanding what is being explained or requested.
Not making eye contact while spoken to.
3- Assessment completed; report is written
Child found eligible to receive special education services
IEP (Individualized Education Program) is developed
re-assessment conducted minimum once every 3 years.
Child not found eligible to receive special education services; no services offered and parent may choose to appeal findings.
Assisting a struggling learner with differentiated instructions
using Mnemonics (e.g.Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally, which is often used to remember the order of operation in math).
Small work groups (e.g. THINK-PAIR-SHARE strategy)
Step-by-step directions and customized homework.
; where student becomes the teacher by sharing what she/he apprehended and asking quesitons of her/his peers.
Dividing classroom into three major groups: Below Level, Intermediate, and Advanced level.
Personalized teaching to cater for students' needs.
Identifying learners' learning styles: VISUAL, KINESTHETIC, or AUDITORY.
Parents' Involvement in Students' Achievements
Weekly report their children's' achievements and performance
Direct communication with parents on a weekly/monthly basis.
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