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Learning disabled teenagers -- Education -- United States -- Case studies; Behavior disorders in adolescence -- United States -- Case studies; High school students -- United States -- Case studies United States; Academic theses; Case studies;


The purpose of this case study/case history was to explore one individual thoroughly in order to develop a more specific appreciation and understanding of what has occurred throughout that person's life. This deeper understanding of lvan's life history is likely to enable the researcher to identify both helpful interventions and structures that are currently in place for him and those that should be built upon or redesigned within the current school and/or home settings. Ivan has experienced significant struggles in both academic and behavioral performance for many years now. He is nearing the end of his formalized educational experience as he is now in the 11th grade. Iflvan does not receive additional assistance in these areas in the upcoming academic school year, he can expect to have additional interrelated problems well into his adult life. The researcher conducted a review of student records, interviews with various individuals who are close to Ivan in his life, classroom observations, and investigations of permanent products that Ivan has produced in the classroom The researcher's data supported much of what had been said about Ivan in earlier reports, yet, it also uncovered some possibilities that may yet to have been fully explored. The researcher is optimistic that much can be done for Ivan in the next upcoming school year and believes that this investigation may serve as a strong reference point for others who are investigating children who have struggled with many of the same issues.

Year of Submission

January 2004

Degree Name

Specialist in Education

First Advisor

Donald W. Schmits


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