Case Study Tommy Murphy
Tommy has been in a Special Education Day Class since he was in first grade and was in the same class all the way till third grade. He has been moved to a new class for fourth grade. According to his teacher, Ms. Parker, Tommy’s disruptive behaviors seem to be escalating day by day.
Since second grade, Tommy has run out of the classroom when he gets frustrated. Many times, he got caught trying to jump the fence to run out of school. At school, Tommy enjoys math and science. He likes to work with manipulatives such as Unifix cubes, or white boards when doing math. Tommy struggles with reading and writing. Tommy works in small groups during reading and writing. He does not like to read aloud because he stutters and peers laugh at him. Tommy also does anything to avoid writing. He usually has …show more content…
Tommy’s teacher, Ms. Parker expressed her concerned about Tommy running out of class, having melt downs, aggression, not remaining on task and not following verbal instructions and cheating. Her major concerns are running out of class and defiance. The predictors that trigger Tommy’s behaviors are transitioning into subjects he does not like such as reading and writing, and when he is in line returning from recess or lunch