Case Studies November

Mr D. has 3 young boys under the age of 5

The boys are very boisterous and at times their behaviour is a challenge for their mother.
At visiting times I strived to occupy them with various activities to ensure mum and dad had some time to discuss matters without constant interruptions and demands of their children.

The 2 older children appear to benefit greatly from their time learning to sit and stay on task with the activities I provided.

Mr D. and family were accepted for a recent Family Day session. I and other staff felt that the extended visit time on Family Day had been very positive for all the family. During the day I was able to encourage dad to engage in several painting and craft activities teaching the boys to use materials correctly and spending quality time with each of them in turn. Mum also joined in gradually until they were all working together as a family unit.

Mr N has a 2 year old child who visits regularly on an evening visit.

A is a young girl who at first was quite apprehensive about the whole visits experience. She would stay close to her mum and seemed very reluctant to come into the play area to take part in activities I was providing. With time and reassurance she began to smile and come straight over on my arrival into the visits hall.

I was aware A found it quite difficult to share materials and toys with other children but with encouragement and verbal prompts from me she began to co-operate more during play and now shares things without hesitation.

I also worked on the positive interaction between A and her father. I encouraged her to take activities over to her dad to complete with him at his table. As time went on A began spending more quality time with her dad.

Both parents have thanked me for the time I have spent with their daughter.

Mr K is a young single man.

He is regularly visited by his sister Miss H who lives locally. She brings with her 2 children, Mr K’s niece and nephew. These children are incredibly disruptive and don’t have set boundaries on how to behave.

On visits their mother Miss H was constantly having to race around returning them to their allocated seating.

I have worked with them over the last few months setting boundaries while they are within the play area. They no longer attempt to bring drinks and food into the play area. There has also been a vast improvement in their appropriate behaviour around other children during activities.

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