CASE STUDY – Children’s Rights and Needs
Child V has dyslexia but was only assessed and diagnosed with this once she arrived at university. ‘V’ has four older brothers who all have dyslexia varying in severity and various behavioural issues; her mother also has Dyslexic symptoms. This case study is going to show how Child V’s needs and right where not meet although there was plenty of legislations in place, which should of meet those needs and rights.
Child V’s difficulties were not identified until she attended primary school at year 1. These difficulties were displayed by ‘V’ being disruptive; she was recognised by teachers as a ‘naughty’ child. Her disruptiveness continued this then lead to child V’s mother being requested to move her out of the school she was attending.
At the year 3 child V started a new school where she continued to misbehave. This produced a considerable amount of detentions, which lead to a cycle of bad behaviour and low self confidence for child V.
In the classroom child V would spend the lesson not involved in academic work, instead she would treat school like ‘playtime’. By this time it was recognised that child V was struggling with most of her academic subjects. Although it is common sense that child V was struggling, there was no intention to investigate why or why her behaviour and concentration were poor. There were some good parts to school for child V. She found that sports, art and history were subjects which interested her and she produced work that was praised by teachers.
Between year 3 and year 6 the bad behaviour, low self esteem and poor standard of work continued as did the interest in history, art and sport. The key stage 2 SATS results showed that child V was underachieving by a wide margin. This situation continued through primary into secondary school.
Child V’s older brother was statement with dyslexia while she was starting secondary school. He was moved to a special needs school, where he...