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  • References:Scenario #13
  • Family support services:Respite ServicesChild and Youth Care Worker: Provides a specialized child-care worker who assists the child to learn social and life skills, and/or to support the family to learn parenting/child management skills.Parent Support Program :Provides a range of services to assist parents and/or children to develop skills and access information and community programs, and may include parent support groups, parent skills training, counselling, life skills and organized activities.Homemaker/Home Support Program: Provides home support services including direct care of children and training in household management skills on a short term, on-going, intermittent or as needed basis.Behavioural Support Services: Provides consultation, training, and development and monitoring of individualized positive behaviour support plans for children and youth and their families.References:"Family Support Services." Ministry for Children and Families . N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2012. <http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/spec_needs
  • “The damage may be caused:traumatically (i.e., from an external force such as a collision, fall, assault or sports injury) through a medical problem or disease process which causes damage to the brain (internal process or pathology)”References:"Toronto ABI Network - Definition of Acquired Brain Injury." Toronto ABI Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2012. .
  • References:"Educating Educators About ABI." Brock University. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. .
  • References:"Acquired brain injury and rehabilitation." Torontorehab. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. .
  • Provide opportunities for Adele to imitate and learn from her friendFor example: provide Adele same toy with her friend and let Adele sit near her friend, so that Adele can see how her friend play that toy and imitate her friendIdentify Adele’s disability and Adele’s abilities: difficult gross and fine motor skills, speech and cognitive delays Maintain consistent and predictable routines : such as after tidying up toy, all children will go to the carpet for circle time.Provide activities to promote gross and fine motor skills for Adele:For example: pushing buttons, doorbells. Provide sensory activities such as sand, water, play dough, finger-paint.Focus on activities for Adele to improve her gross motor skills such as rolling, crawlingReferences:"Educating Educators About ABI." Brock University. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. . Identifying skills to teach articleTeaching strategies handout and class note
  • Allow for extra time when completing tasksFor example: give more time for Adele when she is playing with puzzleRepeat new information frequentlyFor example: when teaching her letter A, point and repeat letter A many times , repeat in different locations and different times.Offer opportunities to practice new skillsFor example: practice new skill “throw a small ball” with AdeleUsing visual communicationFor example: use visual schedule, points the picture and tell the name such as red tomato, use pictures to label name of toys.Use Prompting and Fading teaching strategiesFor example: “tidy up the ball”, ECE hold hand of Adele and assist Adele pick up the ball on the floor and put into the basket Use task analysis teaching strategies: break directions down into easy to follow stepsFor example: during the lunch time, give instruction s for Adele in smaller steps such as “reach the spoon, grasp the spoon , pick up the spoon”References:Using Visual communication handoutTask analysis articlePrompting and Fading articles"Educating Educators About ABI." Brock University. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. <http://www.brocku.ca/abieducation/abi.html
  • Provide information, address and contact number of subsidize housing agencies For example: provide the link website and contact number of theThorncliffe Neighborhood Office. It is a community based multicultural, multiservice agency. TNO help people and families looking for affordable place by offering workshops on how to fill up an application for subsidize housingCommunicate and report regularly about Adele’s progressFor example: tell Adele’s mom what Adele did today, what she learnt, how she emerge new skillsEncourage Adele’s mother to teach the same skills using the same techniques with Adele at home For example: tell Adele ‘s mother help her practice “tidy up the ball” with same techniques that Adele learnt at childcareProvide lists of acquired brain injury agencies and community such as community living of toronto, The Brain Injury Society of Toronto, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital ….References"Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office »." Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office ». N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2012. .
  • Their members are children, parents, teens, spouses, and grandparents. Established by a volunteer Board of Directors such as people with ABI, service providers, educators and professionals.References:"About BIST | BIST." Home | BIST. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2012. .
  • References:"Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital." Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2012. <http://www.hollandbloorview.ca/index.
  • References:" www.cltoronto.ca: Home ." www.cltoronto.ca: Home . N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2012. <http://www.communitylivingtoronto.ca/index
  • References:"Toronto ABI Network." Toronto ABI Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. <http://www.abinetwork.ca/home.htm

Meeting the needs of children and families Meeting the needs of children and families Presentation Transcript

  • Meeting the Needs ofChildren and Families Professor: Chris Cadieux Date: Mar 18,2012 By: Phuong Thuy Ton Nu ID: 300601461
  • Introduction to the child and family  Adele is a 3 year old girl with acquired brain injury because of resulting in Shaken Baby Syndrome  Adele’s mom has recently regained custody of Adele  Adele and her mom have moved to Toronto  Adele’s Mom is a full time student at Centennial College  Adele has problems with gross and fine motor skills as well as some speech and cognitive delays
  • The needs of the child and the family  Fund  Flexible childcare (Open from 7:00am to 6:00pm)  Subsidize housing  Workshops, resources, information about acquired brain injury  Family support services  Appropriate agencies and community View slide
  • Definition of Acquired Brain Injury According to the Toronto ABI Network ‘s definition of acquired brain injury: “An acquired brain injury is damage to the brain which occurs after birth and is not related to:  a congenital disorder  a developmental disability or  a process which progressively damages the brain” View slide
  • Some Characteristics of Acquired Brain Injury1. Cognitive Deficits Problem Solving: poor planning, lack of understanding cause & effect Perception: problems with hearing, seeing, sensing and interpreting ones environment Memory: problems with retaining or learning new information Attention: problems with sustained concentration, staying on task, distractibility, multi-tasking2. Physical Deficits Speech, hearing, vision, taste, olfaction and perception Loss of fine and gross motor control Fatigue (exhaustion)3. Behavioural and Emotional Deficits Agitation/Anxiety: sudden anger (short fuse), impulsivity, low frustration tolerance Self-awareness: difficulty experiencing empathy, difficulty relating to their peers Social Inappropriateness: socially inappropriate, socially withdrawn, isolated
  • Treatment for acquired brain injury  Rehabilitation  helping them learn to optimize recovery of their impaired cognitive skills like memory, concentration, problem-solving and language skills, their compromised motor functions, emotional functioning and independence.  involves an individualized treatment plan of basic and complex exercises that help restore functions that can be restored  teach people how to do things differently when functions cannot be restored.
  • Meeting the needs in the child care For Adele  Provide opportunities for Adele to imitate and learn from her friend  Identify Adele’s disability and Adele’s abilities  Provide a low stimulus environment.  Maintain consistent and predictable routines  Provide activities to promote gross and fine motor skills
  • Meeting the needs in the child care  Allow for extra time when completing tasks  Repeat new information frequently  Offer opportunities to practice new skills  Using visual communication  Use Prompting and Fading teaching strategies  Use task analysis teaching strategies  Closely supervise Adele on the playground
  • Meeting the needs in the child care For Adele’s mother  Provide information, address and contact number of subsidize housing agencies  Show empathy and offer advices when appropriate  Communicate and report regularly about Adele’s progress  Encourage Adele’s mother to teach the same skills using the same techniques with Adele at home  Provide pamphlet, fact sheets including information of acquired brain injury  Provide lists of acquired brain injury agencies and community
  • Agencies and ResourcesThe Brain Injury Society of Toronto: Provides meaningful programs and services for people living with the effects of brain injury and their families BIST Programs and Services:  Community Meetings  Peer Mentoring  Social Events  Personal Development Workshops  ABI Awareness
  • Agencies and ResourcesHolland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Offer treatments, technologies, therapies and real-world programs that give children with disabilities the tools to participate fully in life. Public-funded. No fee. Programs and services:  Brain Injury Rehab  Early Learning and Development  Family Support Service  Respite Services
  • Agencies and ResourcesCommunity Living Toronto A non-profit, registered charitable organization Supports for adults, youth, children and families with intellectual disabilities and their families Services:  Respite  Parenting workshops  Family support staff  Sibling workshops  The Early Years  Person-directed planning
  • Agencies and ResourcesThe ABI Network Provide information, resource guide, member organizations of acquired brain injury
  • Self-evaluation After completing assignment  Improve knowledge and find out lots of useful information about acquired brain injury  Have an opportunity to practice to identify and respond to the needs of the child and the child’s family  Learn various teaching strategies for children with disabilities  Discover and research many agencies in Toronto area that support people with the effects of brain injury
  • References Scenario #13 "Family Support Services." Ministry for Children and Families . N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2012. <http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/spec_needs "Toronto ABI Network - Definition of Acquired Brain Injury." Toronto ABI Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2012. <http://www.abinetwork.ca/definition.htm>. "Educating Educators About ABI." Brock University. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. <http://www.brocku.ca/abieducation/abi.html>. "Acquired brain injury and rehabilitation." Torontorehab. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. <www.torontorehab.com/TorontoRehabCorporate/media/Toronto-Rehab- Corporate/ABI.pdf>. "Educating Educators About ABI." Brock University. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. <http://www.brocku.ca/abieducation/abi.html "Practical Strategies for Developing Fine Motor Skills | ConnectABILITY." ConnectABILITY | Resources for people with a developmental disability and their support networks. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2012. <http://connectability.ca/2011/03/21/practical-strategies-for-developing-fine- motor-skills/>.
  • References "Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office »." Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office ». N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2012. <http://www.thorncliffe.org/>. Identifying skills to teach article Teaching strategies handout and class note Using Visual communication handout Task analysis article Prompting and Fading articles "Educating Educators About ABI." Brock University. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. <http://www.brocku.ca/abieducation/abi.html "Toronto ABI Network." Toronto ABI Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2012. <http://www.abinetwork.ca/home.htm "Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital." Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2012. <http://www.hollandbloorview.ca/index "About BIST | BIST." Home | BIST. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2012. <http://www.bist.ca/about-bist>. " www.cltoronto.ca: Home ." www.cltoronto.ca: Home . N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2012. <http://www.communitylivingtoronto.ca/index