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M7: Reflection on Case Study

Assignment Brief

This assignment asks you to apply what you have learned through the readings and module content. You will be presented with a set of scenarios to analyze and reflect upon.

Case Study 1: 

You are having your first IEP meeting with a new family. The records you have indicate that they are primarily Spanish-speaking, so you have arranged for a language interpreter. The father states that he understands some English. During the visit, he chooses to serve as the interpreter and relays the information, as he understands it, to his wife. As a result, you find yourself being misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misquoted by the father, and you are, therefore, unable to ensure that both the father and the mother are receiving accurate information. Holding the conversation in English seems to hold a special purpose to the father (adapted from Chen, Chan, Brekken, Lynch, & Valverde, 1993).

  1. What do you see as the problems in this case?

  2. What are some possible ideas for addressing or resolving the problems?

  3. What potential solution would you try and why?


Case Study 2:

You are going to have your first IEP meeting with a Russian family. The family members speak some English but are not fluent. You want the meeting to go well and to be a positive beginning to your partnership with the family.

  1. How will you plan and structure the meeting to accomplish your goals?

  2. What things should and should not take place during the meeting to accomplish your goals?

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