Teacher Work Sample

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For my practicum, I went to Crossing Points on the University of Alabama campus in Garland Hall, room 308. I observed and helped with individualized tutoring on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:00am to 9:00am, and Thursdays at 12:30pm to 1:30pm from October 2nd through November 20th. My supervising teacher was Amy Williamson. The student that I will focus on for this work sample is an eighteen year old African American female whose exceptionality is Cerebral Palsy, as well as speech and language problems; which are mild. For the sake of this paper, we will call her Mary. Mary is mobile via a motorized wheelchair that she operates with a joystick in her right hand. Mary has little muscle mass and the muscles themselves are stiff, as a result of the disorder and her inability to walk and being in a wheelchair fulltime. Mary’s level of inclusion is full-time in the Crossing Points program. She takes part in the general special education classroom most of the time, but she also takes part in her own studies individually and one on one help with special education teachers. She does however; interact with all the other Crossing Points students on a regular basis. To give better understanding, while Mary does have speech problems, she is not required to take part in the group that has practice conversations. So Mary’s speech problems rest in her ability to form the words, not the capacity to carry conversation. When Mary’s level of inclusion does not allow me to speak of a topic, I
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