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Survey of Exceptional Populations

Please respond with short answers to all questions breafly, no more than 2 sentences.

  • Timeka has problems discriminating smaller sounds (phonemes) in the hearing of words and other auditory stimuli. She is probably most likely an individual with what type of processing disorder?
  • Jason possesses the characteristics of disorganization, has difficulty controlling his emotions, classwork and homework is often incomplete, and he has been observed displaying a “wondering mind.” Jason is most likely
  • Mrs. Jones, a second grade teacher at Rose Elementary School, has observed Joshua talking out of turn, moving around the room excessively, having trouble following instructions, forgetting to do homework, and fine motor problems. Based on your knowledge of students with exceptional abilities, these characteristics are often seen as _____________ to teachers of students with ADHD.
  • Students with ADHD have many domains that require attention. Interventions are useful. As a teacher at Madison High School what might be two strategies that you could implement to assist a student with organizational skills?
  • In severe cases of ADHD, medication is often used. These medications are generally stimulants that counteract the effects of attention deficits and hyperactive behavior. Name one of these stimulants.
  • In working with students with ADHD, accommodations are often effective in helping them succeed socially and academically. Define the term accommodations and list two strategies that may be employed to help students be successful in either the academic or social domain.
  • A condition that presents as an inability to learn which cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, and health factors, build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships, over a long period of time that impact educational performance are some of the characteristics that are used to define a student with ___________________.
  • Children with emotional and behavioral disorders usually exhibit externalizing or internalizing behaviors. Please define the difference between externalizing and internalizing behaviors and provide one example of each.
  • Biological factors are often associated with the cause of emotional and behavioral disorders. What role does a child’s temperament play in the biological manifestation of behavior?
  • There are no instruments to exactly identify a student with an emotional or behavioral disorder. However, there are some recommended instruments, both formal and informal, that may be used. What are two examples of assessment instruments used by educators to help identify problematic behavior in students suspected of having an emotional and behavioral disorder?
  • Educating students with emotional and behavioral disabilities is often difficult. One of the instructional strategies involves helping them improve their relationship with peers and teachers. In practice, what is the name of this instructional approach?
  • Alfred sits in the back of Mrs. Johnson’s class. He is consistently quiet, has a fear of talking to his peers, and is obsessive compulsive about the writing on his paper. Alfred is most like a child suffering with what type of disorder?
  • This management strategy to help an offending student with behavior disorders involves the use of the teacher and peers of the student identifying the problem behavior, providing strategies to help student manage the behavior, and evaluating the offending student’s performance at some later date is known as the ______________________.
  • A parent who engages in inconsistent rearing practices, harsh and excessive punishments, don’t monitor a child’s whereabouts, and show little love and affection is most likely creating a behavior/emotional problem from the perspective of which environmental factor?
  • Thomas and Chess has identified three different types of temperaments that may give some indication of what child might be susceptible for a behavioral disorder. Which type of temperament is most likely indicative of a behavior/emotional problem?
  • The Response to Intervention is a technique that has its historical roots in identifying students with a specific learning disability. However, the concept has now been applied to all students who have disabilities and serves as a pre-referral strategy and is used to minimize the large numbers of students being recommended for special education services. Please outline the components of the strategy and provide and explanation of what should happen at each tier during its actual implementation in a school setting.
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