Skilled observation is important to correctly determine what is behind a child’s classroom behavior. Misinterpretation leads to difficulties for both teacher and child stemming from the teacher thinking that one cause has led to the child’s behavior, while the truth may be quite different (MacDonald, 2006). Children communicate through their bodies. Their physical actions reveal as much about them as the things they say. A major accomplishment during the early years is the development of social skills.
Students with challenging behavior require specialized care and monitoring to identify and determine the functions of their behavior. An accurate documentation and analysis of data helps to ensure that an effective Functional behavior assessment (FBA) and behavior intervention plan (BIP) are put in place to combat the adverse behavior. When the function of the inappropriate behavior is ascertained, alternative acceptable behavior are used to replace them. It is important to make sure that the alternative replacement behavior will serve the student the same purpose or function to prevent the student from developing other unacceptable exhibitions and habits. The antecedents and setting events, the behavior and consequences should be critically considered to ensure that the function of the behavior is met.
The question of the assessment being appropriate for students with disabilities is also raised. Teachers feel that this time-consuming process tends to take away from other students who aren’t completing a portfolio that school year. Other complaints by teachers include the subjective nature of the scoring, the validity of the portfolio for assessing the effectiveness of a program, and the lack of support and assistance that they receive from administrators and teachers in general education in completing the portfolio assessments. Review of Related Literature Accountability for All Students
Another way to collect data is to talk to the parents of the students when they arrive to pick up their kids or in the school meeting for parents, then the teacher can inquire if the student is also showing behavioral problems at home or if the problems only occur in the academic context. Collecting and reviewing data before implementing specific interventions is extremely important because it prevents overreactions and personal bias of the teacher. An intervention needs to be grounded on enough evidence that there is a behavioral problem and that it is not a singularity. Then the teacher can use the records to support his intervention. Common Behaviors in Young Children Three of the most common behaviors in young children that the teacher might consider for modification or replacement include: Talking to friends or doing activities when the teacher is asking to pay attention.
For, many people did not understand or had the true knowledge of disabilities and how to help students with disabilities. However, as time change people started to become more knowledgeable about the situation. Many tools became available for students with disabilities to help them improve their learning as well as giving teachers a way to present their lessons to these students. Legislation and litigation influenced the education of students with disabilities by laying the foundation for special education programs. Lawsuits by parents cause laws to be set by the legislation to ensure that students with disabilities are given a
This makes school unenjoyable for the student which can lead to outbursts of anger and fights with other students. Gerald needs to be introduced to strategies to improve his social skills which will positively contribute to his inclusion (pg 365, Ashman & Elkins) . Gerald needs routine without a routine Gerald finds it very unsettling and creates disturbances. It is important that Gerald is given a warning before a routine change, so he has time to adapt to the changeover. Gerald may also have the following characteristics; Impairment in social interaction(failure to develop friendships that are appropriate the child’s developmental level, impaired used of non verbal behaviour such as eye gaze, facial expression and body language, empathy and impaired ability to identify social cues), impairment of social communication (fluent speech but difficulties with conversation skills), restrictive interests (special interest that are unusual in intensity and focus, preference to routine and consistency.
The difference between disequilibrium, and equilibrium and its impact in the classroom is as significant as Piaget suggests. If a student/person feels like they know how to solve a problem (or are at equilibrium), they will not want to learn about it. Although, if they are able to create a disequilibrium, or the inability to solve a problem by receiving constructive feedback and create competition, one will want to learn more about the subject/job and will hopefully retain a lot more information. An example of this can be seen in the classroom or workforce. There are many children in primary school who rely on their parents/peers to tie their shoes for them as they constantly have support in the area and have no motivation to learn themselves.
Public Policy Analysis II Mike jones CJA/464 2013 Public Policy Analysis II It is important for young people to have a positive setting, a safe place, a comfort zone where they can learn to be positive and productive member of society. Sometimes kids do not find that positive setting at home or even school. There can be a number of issues at home such as domestic violence, drugs use, and verbal abuse just to name a few. Even the school setting can be a difficult place for young adults. Problems such as bullying, academic stress, fitting in with the crowd, pressures to go to college, or pressure to find a career can affect the youth in a negative way.
This writing is intended for parents. There are many reasons why a child may not be experiencing success in school. Often times students may be viewed as not succeeding because of their behavior, lack of effort, not attending classes. Although these could very well be legitimate reasons there may be another cause. In all actuality they may have a learning disability that has not been detected.
“Children’s high school behavior is dependent upon many factors, including how well they do academically, what their home life is like and what discipline they are used to(eHow driven by Demand Media).” Some students misbehave and may display harmful behavior verbally and physically because their upset about the things that are going on in their household and having to think about it while in school is very disturbing because students are too focused on the outside situations rather than focusing on their school work and how to behave in a classroom. Other students