Case Study: Richard

Richard

Richard came to America to experience summer camp. He seemed to be a nice enough boy, but the other kids didn’t like him. It became quickly apparent that he still wore diapers, and his parents had sent along Tommy (see page 69) to tend to him and change his diaper when he made a mess. Here is Richard’s placement interview:

What’s your name?

My name is Richard.

How old are you?

Eight.

How long have you studied English?

One year.

Name three things about California.

(No answer.)

What would you do if you saw a bear?

(No answer.)

And here is what Richard wrote:

Figure 2.8

Figure 2.8

  • What do you know about Richard based on the information given?
  • If Richard were enrolled in your school what placement decisions would you make?
  • What do you know about Richard based on the information given?
  • If Richard were enrolled in your school what placement decisions would you make?
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