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SiobhainBroekhovenpostedFeb2,201712:34AM Subscribed

CaseStudy7:Annie

SinceAnniedemonstratessimilarbehaviourtoherolderbrotherMasonwhohasbeenassessedbyapsychologistashaving
ADHD,andsincetheparenthasnoticedthesimilaritiesaswell,Iwouldreferherforaformalassessmenttoseeifshedoes
haveADHDaswell.

ADHDhasastronggeneticbasisinthemajorityofcases,asachildwithADHDisfourtimesaslikelytohavehada
relativewhowasalsodiagnosedwithattentiondeficitdisorder."https://psychcentral.com/lib/causesofattentiondeficit
disorderadhd/

Untilitisconfirmedordismissed,IwouldofferaccommodationsthataretypicalforstudentswithADHDandseeifit
improvesAnnie'sperformance.Educatorsbegantorealizethatteachingstrategiesandpedagogicalmaterialsandtoolsthat
respondtothespecialneedsofaspecificstudentorgroupofstudentscanalsobeusefulforallstudents.(p13Learningfor
All)

FromMsWaysobservations,thesearesomesupportsIwouldputinplaceforAnnie:

"Ihadtosendhertoaquietplaceintheroom,whenIlookedupshewasattheaquarium,thegarbagecan,thepencil
sharpener."page64

Iwouldprovideanalternativeandquietsettingfreefromdistractions.(ThiscorrespondswiththeDintheADAPT
strategyfrompage1ofAdaptingAssessmentModule1.TheDemandsoftheclassroomoftenincludethenoiselevelofgroup
activity,whichcanbeverydistractingtostudentswithattentiondeficits(page30InclusionofExceptionalLearnersin
CanadianSchools,Hutchison2010)

"SheneverhearsmethefirsttimeIhavetorepeateverythingIsaytoher"

IwouldbepromptingAnnietorefocusduringthetestand

Iwouldbereadingthetestorallytoher,onequestionatatime,givingherextratimetoformherresponse,and
alsowritingthetestinaformatwithalotofspaceonthepagesothatitisunclutteredandeasytoseewheresheshould
focusherattention.

Ifoundthispagehelpfulwhilethinkingabouttheseaccommodations:

http://www.caddac.ca/cms/page.php?57

Ofcourse,aftertryingtheaccommodations,therewouldbeongoingassessmenttoseeiftheaccommodationsincreased
studentlearningornot.Thenagain,aftertheresultsoftheformalassessments,accommodationswouldbeadjustedagain,
andanIEPmaybedeveloped,oratleastastudentprofilewould.IfanIEPisdeveloped,thewordingoftheaccommodations
willhavetomatchthelanguageusedforaccommodationsinEQAOdocuments.Thiswillensurethatthesame
accommodationsgivenintheclassroommaybeusedduringlargescaleassessments.(page2AdaptingAssessment)

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