Ecosystemic Case Study
•Reason for Referral
Preliminary Hypothesis/Reason for Referral
Reason for Referral
Jason easily distracted during class and appears to have focusing difficulties.
Jason is having difficulty focusing in class due to an attention deficit.
- Samoan male
- Seven years old
- Second grade
- Parents separated
- Lives in single-parent home
- Low Socioeconomic Status
- Diagnosed with ADD in February 2012
- Perscribed glasses perscription in September 2012
•Report cards: decent grades in most of the categories except for Learning Responsibility and Attitude-Effort
- Occurred during Jason’s kindergarten year
- Based on Jason's lack of fucus in class
Observation System Sheet
- Analyzed characteristics of the classroom setting, class demographics and classroom activities.
Two ABC Observations
- Noticed that Jason responded better to a more structured class environment where everyone is participating in the same lesson.
- When the class was broken into groups and less structured, Jason was easily distracted and did not complete work accurately.
- Lacks accountability and consequences for inaccurate work.
Informal Site Supervisor Interview
- Was able to confirm that Jason's parents are currently separated.
Informal Teacher Interview
- Found out that Jason is approaching grade level in Math
- At grade level in Reading and Writing.
- Very capable student who could perform better with more focus.
**Positives: In the top reading group
- Second Step: evidence based curriculum
- Lessons on listening and attention skills
Intervention Proposals for Next Semester
- attaching a note card of focusing skills to Jason’s desk in the classroom
- daily behavioral goal cards
- seat in class be moved closer to the teacher