The student is 16 years old and physically inactive due to her orthopedic impairment. She cannot bear weight because of the lack of strength in her upper body. The purchase of a hand-peddled trike can be instrumental in addressing the student’s health issues and associated concerns. By using this vehicle, the student will gain strength in her upper part of the body, which will be beneficial for her overall health condition. The availability of the vehicle and various examples of its use ensure the cost-effectiveness of this strategy. The adolescent will also enhance her self-esteem and may be encouraged to further increase her physical activity. She can also become more socially active and confident as she will increase her mobility and will be able to develop more social ties. The student will be able to enhance her participation in academic life, improve her performance, and decrease her absenteeism. Based on her health condition, it is possible to develop the following IEP goals.
The student will acquire and demonstrate self-care skills, enhancing her participation in academic and extracurricular activities. The student will increase her mobility and participation in diverse academic and extracurricular activities. The student will increase her physical activity and improve her health condition (regarding her ability to bear weight). The student will be willing to increase her physical activity and participation in extracurricular activities. The student will develop social skills to manage any instances of unpleasant social encounters, including but not confined to unpleasant questions, or bullying. The student will develop higher self-esteem due to her better body image and enhanced physical activity. The student will develop the social skills necessary to be fully involved in academic life.