Should I Take Juanita Pope

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Should I Take Juanita Pope? Case Study 1 Laura Ptak February 3, 2008 SPE 230 – Introduction to Special Education
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Felecia Hanesworth
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Juanita fit’s the definition of a “at risk” child because although she is failing and falling short of her potential, she does not behave poorly in school. She should receive special attention because she currently does not have the motivation to keep her grades up. Aside from being shuffled around constantly, she does not have a good relationship with her teachers or classmates. She feels left out and alone. Juanita’s school system shows evidence of meeting the requirements of IDEA because they were providing her with a free, appropriate public education. Also, they provided Juanita with placement and specialized plans to assist her in reaching her full potential. However her IEP was inconsistent and one could argue it did almost as much harm as help. She was in a specialized plan for a few years,
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