Case Study Benchmark

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Case Study Benchmark Assessment When working with students who have special needs, it is imperative that they are given the proper resources, support and placed in the most beneficial learning environment. Included in this paper is a reflection and analysis of a 5th grader named Jacob. Jacob has ADHD as well as emotional and behavioral disorders. His academic skills are below his grade level, he does not like school and he also is very confrontational. The analysis includes the various learning environments, how they can improve and/or hinder Jacob’s learning, the types of services he should receive, the various technological tools that could be beneficial for him as well as the collaboration models that should be used amongst his teachers. Inclusion Inclusion would work well for Jacob in a variety of ways. Jacob would receive a lot of extra support that the inclusion classroom provides. He would be able to have access to classroom aides who could provide a more on one instruction but more importantly Jacob would have other peers who are not necessarily deemed as being disabled. This is an extremely important benefit. By Jacob having other students surrounding him who are not special needs, he is able to have the chance to create friendships that he normally wouldn’t be exposed to in a self-contained classroom. These other students, having been in a class with Jacob, are likely to be more accepting of Jacob. Jacob can also learn from his peers and grow emotionally and behaviorally by seeing how they interact with each other. The down side to inclusion is that it might be too overwhelming for Jacob and could contribute to his emotional outbursts. His emotional outbursts could also hinder the learning ability of the other students around him. If Jacob is frequently having temper tantrums and emotional outbursts, than this can cause disruptions that could lead to
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