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Daniel Bernal #1

Strategy Matrix: Organize Needs & Interventions

Disability: Other Health Impairments – Student with Epilepsy


Student’s Strengths: Creativity, Empathy, Humor, Honesty, Social Awareness, Team-player, and
Forgiving

Common Disability Characteristic Evidence-based Strategies


Academic
Difficulty Concentrating in class and Moving to Learn: Learn with your body! This can boost the
staying on task student to have fun and move, this evidence-based strategy can
increase concentration, motivation and interest. It also helps build
memory and blood flow to the brain.
Guided Notes: Guided notes can assist with concentration and
learning as well. The student well I have to concentrate to see
which word will come next to fill in the blank.
Memory – Difficult Memory Recall Music: Learning through music is a great evidence-based
strategy to build memory. In addition, students with epilepsy are
creative and will enjoy a song!

Social / School Skills


Fear of Teasing Response Cards: this evidence-based strategy will boost
(Seizures) confidence in learning because every student in the class is
responding at the same time. Break the class in two, and it
becomes a game which can build social interaction.
Drama: this evidence based-strategy can boost the student’s
confidence for self and in front of others. In addition, expand
student’s creativity.
Social Isolation from others Cooperative Learning: Positive interdependence, face to face
interaction, small groups. All great for socializing and building
relationship through learning.
Think-Pair-Share: The student may feel social isolated from
peers due to the fact the peers may have seen the student have a
seizure. Some peers may understand, other may not. However,
Think-Pair-Share can boost social interaction and possibly build
friendship while learning.
Behavior / Organization
Anxiety/Depression – student has Praise Notes: This can reverse negative emotions for the student
anxiety/depression symptoms because of and can be a sign of good-feeling.
her seizure episodes and the unknowing of Positive Self-Talk: Anxiety for student with epilepsy can arose
when a seizure will occur. due to the fact the student has no idea when a seizure episode
may occur. Therefore, this evidence-based strategy can be a great
tool for the student who may be experiencing negative thoughts
to start thinking positive about self.
Hyperactivity – student shows sign of Good Behavior Game: Student shown signs of hyperactivity, so
hyperactivity behavior, acting spontaneous having a Good Behavior Game will teach good behavior, have
through behavior. access to rewards for good behavior, and increase social
interaction.
Behavior Specific Praise Statements: If student is behaving
well, praise statements will be great to give to the student. A
sense of feel good about themselves will go a long way.