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Monday, April 25, 2011

On Being a Special Education Teacher: Getting a Student's Learning Profile

LEARNING PROFILE OF ***
As of February 28, 2009

a.   WORK, PLAY AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

 

         He:
            -  Relates well with others in work
            -  Plays at ease with others
            -  Shares with others
            -  Responds positively to authority                                                    
            -  Exhibits self-confidence
            -  Welcomes responsibilities
            -  Shows a happy disposition
            -  Copes well with varying situations
            -  Initiates interaction (through eye contact, touching, and calling through babbling)
            -  Responds to his name when called
            -  Stops crying with verbal attention                                                
            -  Shows affection to adults
            -  Seeks comfort through physical contact
            -  Interacts with strangers
            -  Explores his environment
            -  Plays alone near peers
            -  Interacts with peers
            -  Waits for his turn
            -  Knows how to listen
            -  Knows how to follow adult direction
            -  Greets visitors and other familiar personalities through babbling
            -  Behaves appropriately in various social settings

        He needs to learn to:

            -  Play appropriately with toys and packs them away
            -  Initiate play with peers
            -  Know how to participate in one-rule game
            -  Identify his personal belongings
            -  Care for his own belongings
            -  Accept routines and adjusts to changes


b.  PHYSICAL/ GROSS MOTOR AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS/ SELF-HELP SKILLS
         He:
            -  *Jumps over an object with both feet
            -  Walks forward independently
            -  Climbs upstairs and downstairs using alternate feet
            -  Skips well with or without rope
            -  Balances well within a given path
            -  Hops well
            -  *Kicks while standing
            -  *Holds pencils, crayons
            -  *Puts small objects in a bottle
            -  Drinks from a cup/ glass
            -  Drinks with a straw
            -  *Pours liquid from a container
            -  *Uses eating utensils
            -  * Serves self from serving plate
            -  * Cleans spillage
            -  Eats independently
            -  Consumes all food served
            -  Cooperates when dressing/undressing
            -  Pulls off shoes
            -  Pulls off socks
            -  Takes off pants, brief
            -  Takes off shirt
            -  Attempts to dress independently
            -  Attempts to undress independently
            -  Sounds off when wet or soiled
            -  Uses toilet with help
            -  Washes hands with soap
            -  Washes face with soap
            -  *Knows how to use a washcloth
            -  *Dries face/hands alone
            -  Keeps nose clean with hanky or tissue


        He needs to lear to:
-      Handle balls and blocks with ease
-      Build tower of 2nd stage of block building
-      String beads on the thread or shoelace
-      Perform twisting activities efficiently
-      Fold paper or napkins with ease
-      Cut straight lines
-      Cut curved lines
-      Cut jagged lines
-      Cut around pictures
-      Roll up mats. paper, or any item with similar materials
-      Tear paper with lines
-      Roll balls
-      Tie shoes
-      Handle pegs on board properly
-      Show awareness about dirt and mess
-      Clean and clear place at table
-      Know proper table setting
-      Tie shoes
-      Know how to zip/unzip
-      Know how to button/unbutton
-      Know how to hook/unhook
-      Follow complete toileting, wiping, flushing, washing hand
-      Comb/brush hair properly
-      Brush teeth regularly
-      Blow nose on command
-      Keep himself clean and neat
-      Take care of personal needs
-      Practics rules of safety


c.  SPEECH/ LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT/WRITING

         He:
            -  *Follows oral direction with accuracy
            -  Speaks distinctly (babbling)
            -  Imitates actions that go together with songs or rhymes
            -  *Executes fundamental strokes
            -  *Grips pencil while writing

        He needs to learn to:
-      Express thoughts or ideas clearly
-      Recite rhymes, short poems with proper expressions or inflections
-      Deduce insights related to values from stories
-      Use vocabulary normal for the age level
-      Speak in proper sentence structures
-      Write letters legibly following the lines
-      Write name accurately
-      Copy simple words correctly
-      Color evenly following lines
-      Show mastery of letter forms

* with assistance/ guidance from the teacher
      
       In the near future, he needs to learn:

-      PERCEPTUAL SKILLS: Classification, Seriation, Recognition, Spatial Relations
-      NUMERICAL SKILLS
-      LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: Reading Skills, Memory Recall
-      CREATIVE ARTS
-      WORK HABITS
-      CHRISTIAN VALUES AND ATTITUDES    --ARV

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