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TO: EVOC 503 Instructor
FROM: Rick Little
DATE: February 15, 2003
RE: 503, WA1, Little

The purpose of EVOC 503 WA1 was to prepare an Individual Education Plan for one of the students in a course that I might teach. The following six criteria were specified:

1.     Comply with all of the General Criteria for Written Assignments.

2.     Develop an "Individual Education Plan" for a particular "Special Needs Student." The plan should not be more than two pages (typewritten or word processed).

3.     Indicate the name of a student, but change the name of any real students (for this assignment) in order to protect confidentiality and briefly describe the course in which the student is enrolled.

4.     Describe the student with respect to gender, age and both mental and physical development (only observable characteristics: NO SPECULATION)

5.     Describe a specific problem that the student is having (again, only observable characteristics: NO SPECULATION).

6.     Describe an instructional strategy relative to helping the student overcome the problem. Be sure to indicate how and when evaluation will be made to determine if the strategy is working.

The following sources of information were used relative to this assignment:

1.     Little - From my own professional experience.

2.      Lowman, Judy - Geology Instructor at Chaffey College

I believe that the attached proposal meets all six of above listed criteria and respectfully request full credit: one point for meeting each of the above listed criteria.




Individual Education Plan for Sharon Haggle
(name changed to protect confidentiality)

Course Description - Oceanography ESC-5 is an introductory course in which students are required to discuss class activities with other class members in order to develop their own ability to effectively describe various oceanic processes.

Student Description - Ms.
Haggle is a female, age 19, whose native language is English. She is motivated to succeed and appears to be normally developed both physically and mentally in all respects.

Problem Description - Ms.
Haggle consistently clowns around distracting other students from their studies. She has been told that this is unacceptable behavior and has been referred to the school counselor.

Instructional Strategy - The school counselor suggested that Ms.
Haggle be given specific responsibilities relative to in-class projects and praised for successful accomplishment of the tasks assigned. Ms. Haggle has now been appointed as lab assistant for some lab projects (a task that is rotated among all of the students) with the responsibility of monitoring progress and keeping the class on tract. The instructor will keep a discreet log of how many times Ms. Haggle herself gets off track in order to determine how well the strategy is working.


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