Explanation of specific challenges the student is facing, based on developmental characteristics and behaviors.

Developmental characteristics and behaviors

The purpose of this assignment is to explore approaches to  instruction that support adolescents’ physical, cognitive, or  socioemotional growth and to understand the unique challenges  adolescents face with regards to classroom learning.

Respond to each of the following scenarios with a 500-750 word  rationale. Your response to each scenario should include the following:

  • Assessment of developmental characteristics of adolescent  behaviors.
  • Explanation of specific challenges the student is    facing, based on developmental characteristics and behaviors.
  • Approaches to instruction that promotes the physical, cognitive,    or socioemotional development of each student.
  • Opportunities to facilitate learning with the use of  technology.

Scenario #1

Marco is a senior in one of your classes. He has appeared to be  depressed, showing signs of sadness, self-criticism, and hopelessness.  As a result, his grades have dropped. You are considering whether to  use the Response to Intervention approach to provide more guided,  supportive instruction to Marco.

Explain how and why you might use Response to Intervention (RTI) to  support Marco’s learning in your classroom. Offer specific  intervention strategies and steps you will take, including the use of  technology in your response.

Scenario #2  

Megan, a sophomore in one of your classes, has been struggling with  substance abuse and chemical dependency for the last year. She is now  on an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Tasks that involve  memory and retention of information pose a challenge for her.

Explain how you might help Megan in the classroom by supporting her  capacity to remember/retain information, enhance her study skills, and  organize and process her thoughts.

What strategies might you use to support her learning? Explain why  you selected these strategies. Include the use of a technological tool  as a means of supporting her learning in your response.

Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA  Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning  the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.