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Benchmark – Collaboration and Communication Action PlanBenchmark- Collaboration and Communication Action PlanMari SmithGrand Canyon University: SPD 520October 31, 2018
2Parental Involvement Case ScenarioBenchmark- Collaboration and Communication Action PlanJohn is a Hispanic 7thgrade student who has been identified as having OCD, which isdescribed as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.John’s assessment revealed he qualifies for thegifted program in the subject of ELA. John’s assessment in the subject of ELA. John was placedin the gifted classroom after his assessment, however it was noted, that John feels uncomfortablein the classroom. Also noted he feels neglected often.The gifted learning teacher has never beento an IEP meeting, nor has she ever worked with a student which had IEP in place. One monthafter placement, the teacher requested a paraprofessional come in during her class to supportJohn. The IEP determined this would not take place and he would successful without aparaprofessional. The principal did a walk through of the gift class and noticed John was isolatedand the teacher was not interacting with him. John’s parents also called the school after receivinga call from the gifted teacher, letting the parents know John doesn’t belong in her class. Afterdetermination, a review took place. After all this, the principal has asked for an action plan.John’s action plan will consist of several steps.For John to be successful, all strategies of theaction plan need to be followed for John to have positive and successful experiences in his giftedclassroom.Collaborating with the student to generate ideas for assignment and classroom strategies.Students need a reason to collaborate. If the assignment is too simple, they can more easily do italone. At most, they may check in with each other or interact in superficial ways. The real reasonto collaborate is because the task is complex—it is too difficult and has too many pieces tocomplete alone (Burns, 2015). Student also need motivation. They need to be challenged. Theyalso need to feel like they are included.
3Parental Involvement Case ScenarioNext phase in the action plan is evaluating and following up on recommendations.