Aed/222 Week 3 Checkpoint

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Tommy Martin is finding it hard to interact with other children and his educators at school. He is in grade 4 now and has had this problem since kindergarten. He lacks interest in the classroom and he is difficult to work with. Often times he is sent to the principal’s office because of inappropriate behavior. He does not keep friend for lengthy periods of time. He is physically aggressive and very emotional, even about seemingly innocuous things. He does not like sympathy during these emotional times. Frequently he behaves like he is depressed. During these depression episodes he tends to stay by himself. He has a difficulty understanding and subsequently remembering material taught in class. NOTES: He lacks interest in the classroom and often-times he is sent to the principal’s office for bad behavior. He does not keep friend for lengthy periods of time. He is physically aggressive and very emotional, even about seemingly innocuous things. Frequently he behaves like he is depressed. During these depression episodes he tends to stay by himself. Tommy’s academic studies are in decline.

EBD is Correct! Tommy is physically aggressive, does not follow instructions, likes to keep to himself, is always nervous, and has difficulty interacting with his peers. Effective Practices that might work for Tommy • Give him his own work and compliment him in public for work well done. • Try to communicate with him at some level and make every effort to make the communication a positive experience. • Give Tommy special help with his intellectual studies, e.g., abbreviated homework, classmate mentoring, and selected decision points. • Put Tommy on a reward system, based on his achievement. • Assign a behavioral therapist to Tommy.

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