Jack Had a Disability: Special Education

Besides the fact he was in the 9th grade at the age of 15 years, Jack had a disability because he never had a total concentration in class, and on many occasions, his behaviors were inappropriate like him being involved in other people’s problems and giving more attention on the negative issues surrounding him as far as friends were concerned. On the grounds of his behaviors, he was not badly off but still, he was a let down because when other students were studying in class and paying attention, he would sleep on the sofa at his own choice and skipping his classes whenever he wanted to which does not portray the image of a well-behaved student.

When his disability could be identified

The disability that Jack had could have been identified when he was in the 4th grade and it could have been solved because he was still young or when he failed his 9th grade which students are expected to pass before entering high school and also expected to pass before they graduate from high school. How subsequent problems could be prevented

His subsequent problems could have been prevented by being talked by the psychologists and his teachers when he was still in the 4th grade at the time when he realized that he was not living with his real parents when he was 9years old when a woman who claimed to be their real mother came to him and his brother at the swimming pool. The woman who claimed to be Jack’s mother could really help solve the problems affecting him because she had many answers to Jack’s questions as a mother (Hallahan & Kauffman, 2002).

Rules for disciplining Jack

The best rules that could have been used to discipline Jack could be by letting him understand that he was wrong and be showed the right way to go about his mistakes after even apologizing to his teachers. Suspending him from school could not be the most appropriate form of punishment due to the fact that he had psychological problems that were affecting him like the trauma of coming across a woman who claimed to be his mother and still tried to pull him into the water.

Instructional techniques that could have aided Jack in school

Letting Jack read and understand the school rules and regulations and letting him know what happens to him if the rules are not followed.

Comforting him by using tender words and a loving touch which is a small price to pay for saving a life and also by reminding him that he is able to let go of his bad behavior. And finally, he could have been helped by not being rude when instructing him on what to do in class or outside class and letting him see the importance of his education. Showing him that you understand his situations would be the best way to solve his problems and thus easy to instruct him which could help him improve in his school work (Hallahan & Kauffman, 2002).

How the evaluations could have been concluded

The school administration and the teachers at Jack’s school should not have concluded the evaluations the way they had done because they should have known each of their students right from the day they had joined the school to the day of the evaluations. A student like Jack had a unique problem compared to the rest of the students and the fact that the teachers and some of the administrators had been missing in the meeting that they had set ahead of them also proves that this evaluation was inappropriate in the way ended.

A different process should have been followed

According to the way the evaluation was concluded, the process was not encouraging owing to the fact that the problems affecting those students were not equal and that the conclusion of the evaluation was aiming at suspending the students and making them feel like they are miserable. The most appropriate process to be followed should have been by looking at the performance of the students according to their understanding since the teachers knew how each student had been performing in class and then look at the behavior of the child in general besides just his academic performance (Hallahan & Kauffman, 2002).


Hallahan, P. & Kauffman, J. (June, 2002): Exceptional Learners: Introduction to Special Education (9th ed.). New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Find out your order's cost