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James case study

  1. 1. A Case Study
  2. 2. <ul><li>http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=4762127&height=267&width=200 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>14 year old white male </li></ul><ul><li>7 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Lacks social skills </li></ul><ul><li>Tall for his age with a stocky build </li></ul><ul><li>He comes from a wealthy and educated family. </li></ul><ul><li>He qualifies for Language Arts services within the AIG program </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The “normal” 7 th grade student is age 11 or 12. </li></ul><ul><li>James is 14. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Observation </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Aptitude </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>How is James gifted? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>James is very unmotivated, according to his student performances. </li></ul><ul><li>He is “asynchronious” by his parents’ own admission </li></ul><ul><li>Counselors and teachers perceive his behavior as a sign of Aspergers. </li></ul><ul><li>His approach to adults sometimes is seen as arrogant or disrespectful. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>James does not appreciate being labeled “AIG.” </li></ul><ul><li>He believes he should get the same assignments as other students, and he refuses alternative assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>He is content with a “B” average in Language Arts even though his test scores suggest he should be doing better. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>He enjoys vocabulary. </li></ul><ul><li>He loves to read. </li></ul><ul><li>He won the school’s Readers Digest Vocabulary Challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>He is not a “well rounded” student. He does not enjoy music, sports, or art. </li></ul>
  10. 10. *He is scoring in the high percentile showing that he is capable of completing alternative assignments. SAS PERCENTILE Verbal 127 95 Quantitative 127 95 NV Subtest 130 97 Composite/Total 131 97
  11. 11. <ul><li>James has been in public schools for 2 years. </li></ul><ul><li>He took the EOG in 6 th and 7 th grades. </li></ul><ul><li>He received two 4’s and grew 7 points from 6 th grade to 7 th grade. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>James maintained a “B” average in Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>He does not want to go “above and beyond” </li></ul><ul><li>He resents receiving more challenging work than his peers. </li></ul><ul><li>He does not complete extra credit assignments. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>If he is put in the AIG Course, he might not perform well because he is unmotivated. </li></ul><ul><li>He might resent the program simply from being labeled as AIG. </li></ul><ul><li>He still may lack social skills within this classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>He may fall behind in his class work because of the extensive workload. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul><ul><li>Pull-out instruction in Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>He is eligible for the Duke TIP Program </li></ul><ul><li>Across-Class Grouping </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Competitions (if offered by school) </li></ul><ul><li>He is not eligible for Cross-Grade Grouping, because his aptitude tests are at 97%. To qualify, he would need to be at 98%. </li></ul>

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