Special Ed. Students
Tristan is a very quiet and sweet 9th grader. He is very attentive, quick to respond, and gets along great with the other students in his class. He is very shy when approached, but always carries a smile. Tristan has an IEP for a speech stutter.
His academic testing scores illustrate an average level of achievement in reading comprehension and mathematics. Tristan's locomotor skills are recorded as normal.
Tristan receives school help on speech skills from a speech pathologist during school hours. He is a visual and auditory learner.
In his IEP he states that math is his favorite subject. He also said that soccer is his favorite sport. He is of Scottish heritage. His family is very supportive and actively involved with Tristan's academics. Tristan's family lives in Temecula, in a upper middle class neighborhood. Tristan has expressed interest in joining the soccer team.
Modifications will not be needed for Tristan when participating in PE with Mrs. Andrews, or when working with his respective group on the Survival project in Mrs. Adams' class.
However when giving questions to Tristan, give him plenty of time to answer. Patience is the key when promoting Tristan's success. Also, Tristan should not be called on unexpectedly and prompted to respond in front of the class. He requires advance notice and time to prepare.
This student is not an English Language Learner, but he is a student with a special need. Eugenio is heavily overweight and struggles to complete most physical
education activities. He is very self conscious of his weight, and modifications are going to need to be made in order for him to be successful in this unit.
Eugenio is in 9th grade, and considered an average student. He is very outgoing in most academic classes, but becomes quieter during physical education class.
Eugenio demonstrates normal social development, but often looks bored or disconnected from the material. He will respond when asked to complete work. He feels he learns best from auditory and visual presentation of information. Eugenio lives with his parents, grandmother and a younger brother. His grandmother takes care of them when his parents are at work. She makes sure he is completing his work on time. He enjoys spending his time on the computer and playing video games.
Eugenio has told his Physical Education teacher, Mrs. Andrews, he wishes he could get to a point where he could finish the P.E. activities like the other students in the class.
This unit it perfect for Eugenio in the sense that it will give him the education he needs in order to achieve his goal.
For Eugenio in Physical Education, content and product will not need modification, but the process will. Mrs. Andrews is aware that some of the exercises Eugenio might not be able to complete right away during the survival training. On days that there will be an exercise he may have difficulty completing; Mrs. Andrews will approach him with modifications before class so he does not have to be singled out during class in front of his peers. In Mrs. Adams class, when he collects data for the project, he will work with his assigned group and use the desk located in front of the class to have more space.
P.E Modifications Include:
decreasing the width of the river
shortening the distance to be run
moving the buckets closer
decrease distance on agilities during dynamic warm-up