We saw Emma and her mother talking in the kitchen. Their conversation sheds some light on Emma's school performance.
When asked about her classes, Emma admits that she has difficulty taking notes. Would Emma's performance improve if instruction was presented in some other way? Or, if she was provided note-taking support? These questions are relevant as we begin to think about Emma's accommodations.
We can also see that Emma is somewhat aware of the way in which she struggles. How can her mom and teachers help turn this into a heightened awareness that eventually leads to further understanding and self-advocacy on the part of Emma? It takes courage to admit that you're struggling. Parents and teachers should encourage students to share their thoughts, opinions, and insights whenever possible.
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