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Taking a Strengths-Based Approach Toward Students

Karate Chop!

When assessing children we are looking for areas of deficits and concern that are impacting the student’s classroom performance in order to demonstrate a need in order to provide services. Although it is important in order to establish areas of difficulty a student is experiencing it is also important that when we are assessing a student that we assess the student’s areas of strength.

Taking a strengths-based approach with a student does not mean that we are ignoring or denying that a student m