Success and Independence of Special Needs Students Analytical Essay by Nicky

Success and Independence of Special Needs Students
Looks at strategies to facilitate performance success and independence in special needs students.
# 150889 | 1,180 words | 2 sources | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper explains that, when emotionally disturbed students are combined with special learning needs students in the same classroom, A. Ogonosky argues that the instructor is able to gain control over the class by enhancing the emotionally disturbed student's opportunities for learning thus lessening the threat of disruption for the other students.
Next, the author underscores that Ogonosky suggests if teachers recognize fully the student's patterns of behavior, are aware of past successful intervention strategies and know the student's 'triggers' that cause inappropriate behaviors then the most appropriate strategy can be selected. The paper concludes that the centering of the student's experience on expressions of encouragement for positive behavior while simultaneously conveying positive support for positive academic performance depends greatly on the educator's ability to establish a real and trust-based relationship with the student.

From the Paper:

"Ogonosky highlights the demand placed upon the teacher by practicality and by law to acknowledge and adhere to the strategies for intervention and preemptive avoidance of triggers which are described and discussed in the student's IEP or in what Ogonosky refers to as Emotional Disturbance eligibility reports, typically intended to provide an overview of the special exceptions and diagnoses characterizing a student's behavioral abnormalities. Therefore, plans for education and intervention which have been established that are essential to the educator's familiarity with the student and ability to establish a positive rapport. Ogonosky further advises educators contending with emotionally disturbed students that "when reviewing information on the student, ask questions regarding implementation of written behavioral plans. If you are unsure of the proper implementation, ask for clarification or training from the staff who developed the plan."
"Ogonosky abets this preemptive approach to dealing with emotional disturbance by elaborating a few approaches or strategic measures which can help on a day to day basis in the classroom. Among them, the author suggests the posting of a clear set of behavioral and social rules applying to all members of the class. By emphasizing the importance of these rules, by explaining them in a positive way and by listing them in a visible context that can be observed always by members of the classroom, the instructor can establish a continually present awareness of that which is expected of all students."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ogonosky, A. (2009). Emotionally Disturbed Students. Association of Texas Professional Educators. Online at
  • Salend, S.J. (2005). Creating an environment that fosters acceptance and friendship. Creating Inclusive Classrooms. 5th edition. Pearson, Upper Saddle River, N.J.

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