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Case analysis and recommendations

Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
When teachers have difficulty managing a student, the first step is to get the parents or guardians involved. Together, the teacher, the parents or guardians, and the student may work to resolve the issue. This is the first step in documenting a bigger problem with the student's behavior.

Complete the following document using one of the case studies in the Student Behavior Case Studies simulation located on the student website.

Possible Explanations

5- Identify and describe any academic or environmental contexts in which the behavior does not occur.

Planning

6- Formulate a hypothesis statement: Using the following table, determine why the student engages in the behavior, if the behavior serves single or multiple functions, and what to do.

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Student behavior case studies
Miguel
Demographics
Miguel is 12 years old and in the 6th grade. He has been classified as a gifted and talented student. He is an only child and his parents and extremely involved in his academics. Mrs. Rodriguez is his 6th grade teacher and there are 27 students in her class.
Problem behavior
Miguel is extremely intelligent: however, his social and communication skills are very limited. He excels academically as long as his work is submitted on time. This has become a problem because he analyzes things so much. He takes much more time to complete his assignments than the other students in the class. This often results in taking the work home to complete as homework.
The problem is further compounded when he either loses the work or just forgets to submit it.
Miguel is very vocal and makes comments to the other students regarding their lack of ability to do their work. He is usually the only student in the class to answer questions posed by the teacher. The other students are irritated by his know it all attitude He is never wrong.
Miguel makes inappropriate comments to the students, is unable to read facial expressions, and is unaware as to why the other students dislike him so much. He insists that everyone is his friend and becomes very intrusive, which has caused some vocal confrontations outside during lunch. The students tell him do go away, but he acts as though they say nothing.
Intervention
Mrs. Rodriguez has tried taking away Miguel's recess time and assigning him extra homework. Even though Miguel does not mind the extra homework, he does complain about his recess privileges. However, he has still not changed his behavior to join his classmates in recess.

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Possible Explanations

5- Identify and describe any academic or environmental contexts in which the behavior does not occur.
Miguel's problems are two-fold: First, that he overanalyzes his work and does not therefore complete it within the allotted class time, in which case he often does not turn in the work at all, affecting his academic average despite his obvious intelligence. His second prpblem is with his interpersonal skills, which have lagged far behind his cognitive development. He is socially unaware, meaning that his behaviors are off-putting to others, and Miguel remains unaware, or unwilling to be aware, that his own social behaviors are unacceptable.
There appear to be no occasions, from analyzing the reading, when these behaviors do not occur, with the possible exception of those occasions when Miguel actually does complete his class assignments within the allotted class time.

Planning

6- Formulate a hypothesis statement: Using the following table, determine why the student engages in the behavior, if the behavior serves single or multiple functions, and what to do. ...

Solution Summary

Case study analysis and recommendations/hypothesis for change and improvement

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