How to know if a student is struggling? , What we can do for struggling…
How to know if a student is struggling?
outbursts of emotion
Edutopia. (2020, July 9). How to Respond When a Student Acts Out [Video]. YouTube.
acting out of character
using drugs or alcohol
talking as if no one cares about them
constantly thinking and talking about problems
avoiding social events or school events that they would normally be apart of
isolated/ or excluded
failure or feelings of failure even if they try
refusal to complete work
regression of skills after a break
If a student is struggling what can we do?
When do we involve the parents?
have a team approach
what works at home
develop plans that work in multiple settings
give parents access to the classroom environment
Levels of support
Is the student eligible for special services
can the school manage on their own?
Will they refer the student to a new school?
continue with support
types of support
types of differentiated instruction
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classroom management (schedules, daily routines)
reinforcement of goals and classroom objectives
growth mindset/ creating lifelong learner
projects, blog entries, visual aids, group work
Then follow the school's procedure for referring to special education
stakeholders bring concern to school
team meets to discuss concerns
are evaluations needed?
65 days for evaluations
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team reconveins to determine if student meets the specific criteria to be a student with a disability
based on the disability-specific criteria worksheets
give specific support
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counselor first documents the concerns with the stakeholders to discuss/start the child find process
teachers considerations when referring students
requiring additional time
repeated exposure to grasp concept
failure to grasp concept despite repeated and varied intervention
regression of skills over break
severe difficulties with attention, social skills, hyperactivity, and focus
drastic changes in students behavior
support varies depending on condition
Cohort 11 IDEA MAP
What we can do for struggling students
By Allison Quinley
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