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Identifying and Helping Struggling Students
Does the student act up during class/argue/waste time/is overly social?
This child may feel insecure towards the topic being taught
1.Give this student positive encouragement to help boost self esteem.
Give the student exercises he is good at it to motivate him.
Identify the trouble area and break it down into smaller exercises to make it easier.
Try different methods to see what works (auditory, sensory, visual)
Is the student having problems with submissions and/or not doing homework?
This student lacks motivation and has many excuses.
Give more time for submissions.
Breakdown the work into simpler work or work that is up to this student's level.
Provide alternatives to do the task in a different way that is more appropriate for this student.
Check on this student's work more frequently.
Is the student struggling with language?
This student needs to be motivated and encouraged.
1.Provide this student with different and simpler reading material that is at his/her level.
Include them in class discussions and participation to motivate them and make them feel part of the group.
Is the student's performance level declining?
It's time to dig deeper!
Notify parents and ask them to follow up with their child at home.
Add parent to google classroom to let them know what is assigned.
3.Call the parent and let them know when tests are scheduled.
Still having problems?
Involve the inclusion specialist.
Make sure inclusion specialist involves parents.
Followup with the student incase he may need to be referred to either IEP or psychological counselor referral.
Many students who have disabilities are overlooked! This can affect them for life. Make sure you do your best not to overlook a disability.
Reasons for Overlooking:
Parents may refuse to label their kids as having a problem.
Delay in the intervention.
Wrong determination by the school for special education eligibility.
Early signs go unnoticed.
Activity 2, Module 2
Eye to Eye: Learning Disabilities Become Strengths