1: Student Profile | Name: Josh Age: Five Grade: Kindergarten Deficits: Reading (sounds, letter recognition); Writing (handwriting and drawing pictures); Speech articulation and expression, on-task behavior, playing with others, blurting out in class, fixating on computer or other objects in the room
2: -Have Josh read to them. -Reading assessments such as Yopp-Singer, Pals, and QRI to pinpoint exactly what part of reading it is he struggles with. -Keep running records. -He struggles with sound and letter recognition so use Pals blending and Pals sound-to-letter assessments to better assess how he can be helped with his sound and letter recognition. | Diagnosing Reading
3: -Take writing samples from Josh. He can write out his letter for the teacher or respond to a writing prompt. -Have Josh draw pictures to accompany his writing samples. From his writing, the teacher would learn that Josh struggles with handwriting and drawing pictures. | Diagnosing Writing
4: Diagnosing Speech | -Consult with a speech pathologist to diagnose Josh’s speech needs.
5: Diagnosing Behavior | -Look over his file and see if there are any notes on why some of these behaviors might be occurring or what others have done to help. -Consult with the counselor. The counselor could observe Josh throughout the school day and collaborate with what the teacher has seen to better determine why Josh may be having these problems and how to better help him with these needs.
6: Reading Strategies | -Flash cards for letter recognition -Songs for letter sounds (Dr. Jean) -Letter games
7: Writing Strategies | -Provide bigger pencils and crayons -Model correct holding technique -Provide different shapes and sizes of paper -Tracing letters written by teacher
8: Speech Strategies | -Modeling correct articulation -Talk with speech pathologists for help -Provide student with multiple opportunities to speak and try to hold conversations -Reading together
9: Behavior Strategies | -On-task behavior- Positive reinforcement, use timer for completion of work, use on task chart (give smiles when on task during each subject leave blank when not on task), -Playing with others- Positive reinforcement, model correct behavior, redirect when choosing incorrect behaviors
10: Behavior Strategies Continued | -Blurting out- Redirect when blurting out, positive reinforcement when raising hand, ignoring when blurting out -Fixating on computer and other objects in room- Arrange seat looking away from computer and directly at teacher during instruction, redirect when staring at computer, keep distracting objects away from reach during instruction, positive reinforcement.
11: Progress Monitoring Tools | -Keep running records. -Keep writing samples from Josh and monitor them for ways that he can be helped and if he is improving in any way. -Observe how his handwriting and drawings are improving. -Collaborate with the speech pathologist -Keep a tally list for behavior issues
12: Parent Communication | -Send home letters to parents showing Josh's progress and any new information. The letters should be translated in English and Vietnamiese. Provide a space for the guardian to sign.
13: Web 2.0 Tools Used | -www.Mixbook.com -www.AddLetters.com -www.Tagxedo.com