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Step 1: Organize observations relevant to the problematic behavior/issue
In many cases, there are several contributors to the student’s identified problem. These contributors may interact with each other, therefore, it may be necessary to combine tests from different categories of possibilities. The existence of several interacting contributors may become obvious as you proceed through individual intervention experiments.
Medication side effect: Some students may have a problem with difficult academic tasks as a side effect of medication.
Relevant observations: The behavior is new since medication began. The behavior takes place at specific times of the day that may be correlated with medication times. The apparent medication effect has an impact on more than reading comprehension.
Useful experiments for assessment and intervention:
Possible referrals: The physician who prescribed the medication for medication assessment.
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