Chapter 6 Assignment 1. Read “A Behavioral Intervention Plan for Jarod” (Student Stories 6.4). Answer the following questions: a. Why is it important that a self-management system be built

Chapter 6 Assignment

1.      Read “A Behavioral Intervention Plan for Jarod” (Student Stories 6.4).  Answer the following questions:

a.       Why is it important that a self-management system be built into any behavioral intervention plan?

b.      If this pan was not making a positive difference for Jerod after three weeks, what might you do?

2.      What academic strategies can be utilized to reduce behavioral problems?

3.      Why do you think challenges in social skills are called “the most crippling type of problem that a student can have”?  What are common indicators of social challenges?

4.      “Tommy if you are able to go each week without becoming verbally abusive to your peers, I will allow you to have extra time to use the binoculars on Friday something I know you like to do.  If you agree, let’s draw up a contract.”  The technique used by the teacher talking to Tommy is _________________ contracting.

5.      Read “Mario, a Student with Behavioral Challenges”.  Answer the following questions:

a.        If you were Mrs. Holden, what would you do to help Mario until the case study evaluation is done?

b.      What might Mario’s behavior be communicating to Mrs. Holden?

c.       How could Mrs. Holden accentuate Mario’s strengths within the classroom?

6.      After Annabelle is taught appropriate, positive and constructive behaviors and she begins to acquire them, the next, critical step is

a.       Learning situational specificity of these new behaviors

b.      Challenging the validity of these new behaviors

c.       Generalization of the behaviors across situations and settings

d.      Discussing these behaviors in-depth and formally contracting to display them regularly

7.      Suspension or expulsion from school of a child with a disability results in a process known as “manifestation determination.”  Who must initiate this action?

8.      Loss of interest in what was previously valued; in friends and acquaintances; and possible suicidal thoughts, talk and ideation can and should all be considered sign of _________.

a.       depression

b.      learning disabilities

c.       behavioral disorders

d.      panic disorder

Chapter 7 Assignment

1.      Read “Temple Grandin” (Student Stories 7.1).  Answer the following question:

Why does Temple Grandin think that children with autism spectrum disorder and wild horses are similar?

2.      Autism spectrum disorder diagnosis rates have been increasing sharply in the U.S. in recent years to the most current prevalence rate of 1 case per every 50 children.  The Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) now considers these disorders

a.       epidemic

b.      pandemic

c.       widespread

d.      catastrophic

3.      Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is rooted in ___________ which makes it difficult or impossible for children to concentrate in various settings and situations.

a.       the brain

b.      the entire central nervous system

c.       unknown cause

d.      the circulatory system

4.      Read “Ryan, a Child with ADHD” (Student Stories 7.2).  Answer the following question:

What were some of the characteristics of Ryan’s behavior?

5.      You can use the acronym SED t remember the diagnostic criteria for ADHD.  “S” refers to severity, “E” to early onset, and “D” to __________.

6.      Which treatment is not usually included in multimodal plans for the effective treatment of ADHD?

7.      Verbal prompts in the form of __________ are effectively used to inform the child with ADHD that a particular fact concept or subject is of primary importance.

a.       key words and phrases

b.      raising ones voice several decibels

c.       mnemonics

d.      animation of verbal pitch and tone

8.      Describe two related neurodevelopmental conditions.

9.      Many children today are diagnosed with ADHD.  Describe the characteristics of children with ADHD at different developmental stages.

10.  Many children with ADHD receive medication as part of their treatment. Discuss the kinds of medication that children with ADHD receive.