Individualized Learning Project

Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Severe Depression

Description of student and her special need(s)

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Academics: Struggles with math but, excels in all other subjects.


Personality Traits: Loving, caring, trusting, follower, people pleaser, paranoid, jealousy, naive, angry, hateful, secretive, and liar.


Hobbies: Art and music.


Non-Academic: Family-Father and Mother, 3 Brothers and 1 Sister, parents rule with an iron fist, lives in poverty, severe separation anxiety, utilities never on all at once, a hot meal is never guaranteed, history of sexual abuse, bullied by her peers and extended family members.


Student's Special Needs: Emotional support, safety, acceptance, reassurance, and love.

Ways for building teacher and student connections.

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  • Ask the student what their needs are and how you can help fulfill their needs.
  • Gain the student's trust by actions and not just words
  • Patients

building student-student connections.

  • Began each class as a group.
  • Arrange seating in class so that it allows the children to get to know one another.
  • During a partner activity pair the child up with someone who haves similar interests.

strategies for learning and promoting positive behavior.

  • Encouragement
  • Modeling appropriate behavior
  • Incentives when behavior goals are achieved
  • Incentive when academic goals have been achieved

Teaching methods used specifically for this student.

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  • One on one
  • Give instructions verbally and printed
  • Visuals

Assessment techniques to promote academic success for this student.

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  • Extra one on one help from a para
  • Make songs up to assist with math problems
  • Incorporate art into the math lesson

for creating a classroom learning plan that meets the varying needs of all students in your classroom.

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  • Teacher-student connections: Ask the student what their needs are and how you can help fulfill their needs. This method would be universal to the entire class because not every child's needs are the same.
  • Building student connections: Began each class as a group. This method would be beneficial to all in the classroom because it would teach social interaction with one another.
  • How will you motivate this student to learn-Encouragement: This method is universal because all students need to have encouragement regardless if they are from regular ed or special ed.
  • How will you change your teaching style to accommodate this learner-Pre-teach: This method would be beneficial for to all in the classroom because it gets everyone prepared and ready for what will be learned next.
  • How will you assess this learner in specific subjects-Math one on one: This method is universal because I could observe and assist any student who needs extra help by giving him or her my undivided attention.

Resources used to substantiate your learning plan.

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  • Reading rockets
  • Teach.com
  • Psychology today

Creative Element.

  • Art
  • Music