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Scenario: Kurt - Withdrawn and No Friendships

Post by ladina » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:00 pm

Kurt is 6 years old, he recently enrolled at the School Age care service where you work as an assistance educator. Kurt is one of serveral childrenhis age at the service and he attends each day both before and after he goes to school. The lead educator you work with lets you know that kurt's Parents have recently seperated and while there are no parenting orders in place, his mother did say things have been a bit messy leading up to the seperation. Kurt;s mother is the parent you will have the most contact with as his father works away.
Kurst presents as a very quiet and withdrawn child- not unusual for a new enrolment. You and your colleagues buddy him up with one of the other children his age and work hard to help him feel comfortable at the service. You are carefull to find out what he likes and his interests are to help him engage with the resources and other children. After one month, Kurt still has not formed any friendship amongst his peers and generally engage with the educators if they speak to him first. His mother says he is becoming a little withdrawn at home as well. you begin to suspect that there might be an issue with Kurt's current/ emotional/ psychological state.
write a paragraph to describe your concern about Kurt and what steps, as an assistant educator you would need to take to respond to those concerns.
Guidance: Make sure you include details of how you will record and report your suspicions and how you would share information with colleagues regarding Kurt's development and wellbeing.

Please help!


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Re: Scenario: Kurt - Withdrawn and No Friendships

Post by Lorina » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:48 pm

Ok, so you would use the information in the scenario to help you... You would probably do a few different observations to confirm your concerns. You could also ask parents of his behaviour at home/changes to the home environment etc. Which may be the cause of him being with withdrawn etc.

Different Types Of Observation Methods

Hope this helps!

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Re: Scenario: Kurt - Withdrawn and No Friendships

Post by ladina » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:35 pm

Thanks Lorina :thumbup:

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Re: Scenario: Kurt - Withdrawn and No Friendships

Post by Lorina » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:48 pm

You're welcome!

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Case Study A – Holistic Development

Post by mansoora » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:28 am

Hello i'm new to this forum, currently doing cert 3, and really struggling with this questions, if anyone can help please, thank you

Scenario – Kurt Sampson
Kurt is 6 years old.  He has recently enrolled at the School Age Care service where you work as an assistant educator.  Kurt is one of several children his age at the service and he attends each day both before and after he goes to school.  The lead educator you work with lets you know that Kurt’s parents have recently separated and while there are no parenting orders in place, his mother did say that things had been ‘messy’ leading up to the separation.  Kurt’s mother is the parent you will have the most contact with as his father works away.
Kurt presents as a very quiet and withdrawn child – not unusual for a new enrolment.  You and your colleagues ‘buddy’ him up with one of the other children his age and work hard to help him feel comfortable at the service.   You are careful to find out what his likes and interests are to help him engage with the resources and other children.  After one month, Kurt still has not formed any friendships amongst his peers and generally only engages with the educators if they speak to him first.  His mother says that he is becoming a little withdrawn at home as well.  You begin to suspect that there may be an issue with Kurt’s current emotional / psychological state.

1. Write a paragraph to describe your concerns about Kurt and what steps, as an assistant educator you would need to take to respond to those concerns.
Guidance: Make sure you include details of how you will record and report your suspicions and how you would share information with colleagues regarding Kurt’s development and wellbeing.

As a result of your actions, you and your colleagues work with Kurt’s mother to develop strategies that will help him express his feelings and to encourage him to socialise with the other children at the service.
2. List at least 3 strategies that could be used to encourage Kurt to express his feelings.

3. List at least 3 strategies that could be used to support Kurt to socialise with the other children in the group.

4. List the National Quality Standard and elements that link to this practice.

5. State the code and the convention that applies in this situation.

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Re: Scenario: Kurt - Withdrawn and No Friendships

Post by khuku » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:17 pm

hi,anyone help me to answer this question please.
thanks
Kurt is 6 years old. He has recently enrolled at the School Age Care service
where you work as an assistant educator. Kurt is one of several children his age
at the service and he attends each day both before and after he goes to school. The
lead educator you work with lets you know that Kurt’s parents have recently
separated and while there are no parenting orders in place, his mother did say that
things had been ‘messy’ leading up to the separation. Kurt’s mother is the parent
you will have the most contact with as his father works away.
Kurt presents as a very quiet and withdrawn child – not unusual for a new
enrolment. You and your colleagues ‘buddy’ him up with one of the other children
his age and work hard to help him feel comfortable at the service. You are careful
to find out what his likes and interests are to help him engage with the resources
and other children. After one month, Kurt still has not formed any friendships
amongst his peers and generally only engages with the educators if they speak to
him first. His mother says that he is becoming a little withdrawn at home as
well. You begin to suspect that there may be an issue with Kurt’s current emotional
/ psychological state.

1. Write a paragraph to describe your concerns about Kurt and what steps, as an
assistant educator you would need to take to respond to those concerns.
Guidance: Make sure you include details of how you will record and report your suspicions
and how you would share information with colleagues regarding Kurt’s development and
wellbeing.

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Re: Scenario: Kurt - Withdrawn and No Friendships

Post by Lorina » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:17 pm

Ok so previously I mentioned above that you will need to record observations on what you have observed... from those observations you can develop strategies to try and include Kurt.. so this could include encouraging him in group games, asking him to assist educators to set up, providing him with a creative outlet such as drawing, clay etc. in order for him to express himself, buddy him up with an educator to support him etc.

Hope this helps!

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