Please someone help, i really need help
Jason is four-and-a-half years old and will be going to school in six months’ time. He has cerebral palsy and has considerable mobility issues. He is often in a significant amount of pain.
A comprehensive individual family service plan (IFSP) was created for Jason upon his entry into your service three years ago, and staff are in frequent contact with Jason’s family, doctor and occupational therapist. Jason has lots of friends and is very familiar with the routines and environment of the childcare service.
While the other children of a similar age are speaking excitedly about going to school and obviously looking forward to it, you notice that Jason does not join in these conversations. Instead, he is quiet and withdrawn whenever the topic is mentioned.
- Encouraging children to participate in group games and experiences
- Arrange visits to local school so children can experience a school environment and school activities
- Talk positively with children about school
- Supporting each child to develop friendship and co-operate with peers
- Having regular “lunch box day” so children can practice opening and closing their lunch box and eating their own lunch.
- Encourage independence and participation in all aspects of routines including toileting, dressing, and eating
- Provide opportunities to allow Jason to participate as fully independently as possible
- Try to establish regular routines in the day for each activity he must do to help motor planning
- Encourage Jason to ask for help if he does not understand the instruction.
Monitoring and reviewing these strategies and their effectiveness for Jason.
- What ways are you going to review the strategies in plan?
- How often will you review?
- Will anyone else also be responsible for reviewing?
- What will you do with the information that you gather once you have reviewed?
- Will you share your review findings with anyone?
- We want to ensure that the goals and strategies that we have suggested in the plan are being meet and/ or effective- how will monitoring the plan allow you to see this?