Family Case Study Case Studies

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In this assignment I will discuss the case study of a mother called Joan who has two children Mary 6 years and Rory 4 years old, they live in rental accommodation with their father Mark and only have Joan’s mother as a help with the children. This case study gives us information on the life of this family and how the children are cared for in and out of school, which I will give an overall description of concerns and interventions and family supports that can be provided to help in this families circumstances in a non-judgemental way, I will be sympathetic to this case study and elaborate on my understanding.

Synthesize the case study and explore the issues that are relevant in relation to this family case study? (5 marks)

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This case study suggests signs that Joan is overstretched in regards to work and looking after the children, and has a lot going on in her life in balancing and caring for all in the household mostly alone. Joan’s mother sometimes looks after the children to help out and it cites that she is putting pressure on Joan as she feels Mark should be doing more as he is not working and at home he suffers anxiety and depression. Mary attends school and due to time of school start times she is left with the caretaker in the yard early in the morning for Joan making it into work on time and dropping Rory to preschool. Rory has been assigned a key worker named Marion who suggests he gets a need assessment due to signs of difficulties in attention and following instructions from peers. Both children show signs of possible developmental and behavioural issues which I will talk in more detail below, and how this may be a result of craving attention and affection. The teachers give information on how the children act in school and wish to meet the…show more content…
Assessments are done to enable the building of a programme to facilitate a child’s strengths/needs, or who need additional services or supports such as SNA’s. It also allows for planning and constructing intervention programmes to aid ones learning. An assessment needed for the diagnosis of ADHD is multifaceted and includes behavioural, medical, and educational data gathering. One component of the diagnosis includes an examination of the child’s history through comprehensive interviews with parents, teachers, and health care professionals. Interviewing these individuals determines the child’s specific behaviour characteristics, when the behaviour began, duration of symptoms, whether the child displays the behaviour in various settings, and coexisting conditions. Also a functional analysis examines the child’s relationship to the environment and makes note of rate and frequency of behaviours, how long they last, when and where they occur. This analysis used to determine the fitness for purpose of specific interventions and assist selection from the wide array of

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