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Interventions for Social Withdrawal

Accommodations
  1. Have the student participate in desirable teacher-directed play and group activities

    Example:
    Include the student in teacher-directed or monitored activities such as desirable recess games, or book club activities.
  2. Have the student participate in cooperative/team learning with
    peer(s)


    Example:
    Encourage student participation on sports teams, in musical groups, or academic team projects such as group book reports or peer scavenger hunts.
  3. Let the student sit among student-identified classmates where he/she is more comfortable and productive

    Example:
    Allow the student to select preferred peers to sit close to in class, and clarify how the student will use those peers to be productive.

Modifications

  • Have the student participate in social encounters assigned as part of schoolwork

    Example:
    Arrange student assignments to include social interactions ("Complete this math worksheet with your desk-mate", "Write and practice a dialogue with classmates acting out the other characters in the play").
  • Have the student participate in appropriate school-sponsored activities each month

    Example:
    Provide "extra credit" if the student attends two basketball games per month and keeps statistics. top

Specialized Instruction

  • Have the student participate in a teacher or counselor-created peer group with peers who have similar interests

    Example:
    Include the student in enjoyable activities that can be shared with peers, such as chess, tennis, cooking, computer club. top
 
   
 
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