Introduction to the child and family: Jack is five-years old boy with Down Syndrome and only one child in his family. He has just started in my room where I am working as an ECE at kindergarten section. He has very little speech which sometimes makes him frustrated and triggers tantrums. His parents informed us that Jack seems very outgoing and friendly. Previous school teacher informed to Jack’s parents that Jack has speech and behavioral issue; because duringoutdoor play, sometime he lashes out at other children. Jack’s family is new to the Toronto area and asks me advice about services.
Meeting the Needs ofChildren and Families Scenario #6 Down Syndrome Submitted by: Noorun Naher ID: 300524824
Introduction to the child andfamily Jack is five-years old boy with Down Syndrome Family is new at Toronto area He appears very friendly, but has speech and behavioral issue Jack’s parents asks me advice about services
Needs of the child and his familyDown syndrome is the cause ofanatomical differencesJack has very little speech and thistrigger behavioral issueEarly childhood intervention is needfor Jack and his parentsJob search through YMCA
Introduction to the individualspecial needParents share Jack’s IndividualEducation PlanJack’s exceptionality is MultipleExceptionalitiesVery little speech can put a child atriskNeed to find solutions for very littlespeech and behavioural issue
Meeting the need in the childcare centre (in three areas) Physical EnvironmentTeachers need to be alert to Jacksattempts to communicateEnsure the environment for Jack is perfectto practice communication with adults andpeersGuide children to wait for Jack toparticipate verbally, rather than talking forhimDuring group activities, ensure Jack issitting where he can see and hear
Teaching StrategiesLook for activities which include turn-takingand sharingCan use communication book with symbolsEncourage Jack to communicate atroutine timesSelect peers who play appropriately andhandle materials constructively
Needs of the FamilyTreat Jack as other members of the familyGet information from parents how hecommunicate at homeInvolve parents to reinforce and practicenew skills at homeParents are an important source ofinformation and can put Jake’s teacher incontact with othersParents can get training from agency tohelp JackParent Support group can form throughagency
Meeting the need in the child care centre for Changing Behaviour 3-step approach for understanding and Changing Behaviour Step 1: Decide Where to Start: talk with parents and observe Jack at the centre Step 2: Gather and Analyze Step 3: Plan for Change If the problem behaviour persists then we will have to re-assess
Agencies and Resources in Toronto areaDown Syndrome Association of TorontoProviding social and information networkfor parentsEnsuring the availability of appropriate,quality services for all persons with DownsyndromeChildren with Down syndrome are welcome Membership $40 per yearOpen for allMonday to Thursday 8:30 am to 4 pm
Agencies and Resources in Toronto area Canadian Down Syndrome SocietyLatest information through the CDSSwebsite for individuals with DownsyndromeChildren with Down syndrome are welcome Individual Membership $20 per yearOpen for allMonday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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