Special Education Case Study: Kimika Kanzia

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I chose the case study of Kimika Kanzia to complete my annual IEP requirement for EDUC-614. Kimika was a 9 year old girl with moderate intellectual disabilities, a seizure disorder and a gross motor impairment. Kimika had been receiving special education in the early childhood special education program since she was three years old due to her education deficits and gross motor impairment. At that time, she was found to have significant language, academic and motor delays. The case study reported that during preschool she made slow but steady progress and over the next few years she was moved to a classroom for students with “trainable mental retardation”. It then goes on to state that while in this classroom, her teacher instituted a variety of behavioral management plans to aid Kimika in controlling her violent outbursts and to provide motivation for her to complete required tasks. The case study stated that as Kimika grew older, her “violent outbursts and apathetic work behavior increased”. She then spent some time in a special classroom for older students with “trainable mental retardation”. She had many struggles within this classroom and ultimately, the special education supervisor moved her from this special education classroom to a “more restrictive” setting. For the purpose of this summary, I will be using the term intellectual disability as this case study isn’t in line with current special education terms. …show more content…
That being said, I chose this case study so I planned based Kimika’s information through the information presented and noted within the parents comments and in some of the planning that it was hoped with more intensive supports, Kimika would learn the skills that would help her to become more involved with the school community and to spend more time with her typically developing peers in the

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