Disabilities: Clients with disabilities such as sensory impairment often find it difficult to engage in treatment due to obvious barriers and under skilled staff. As a project we must utilise the resources available in the community to ensure that clients have equal opportunity to access treatment and their needs communicated affectively. We lack staff with the ability to sign language or even the programmes that cater for the visually or hearing impaired. We can access voice command technology in our IT suit to assist with clients in engaging treatment. We need to pool current internal resources within the staff structure that can sign language or fund training for staff to be skilled up.
SOAPSTone By: Reilley Graves Date: 10/19/14 Subject: The subject of Margaret Talbot’s “The Best in Class” is that the system that stands today for choosing who will be valedictorian is causing many problems in students’ lives. Some problems the author believes this current flimsy system is causing that students are cheating, allowing ties between multiple qualified students, and anxiety among students, parents, and teachers. In the essay, the authors says, “I wanted to make sure the school knew how traumatic something like this could be-thinking you’re competing under on set of rules, and having and expectation because of that, and find out your competing under another.” This quote proves that this weak system is missing with these high
Many people belong to more than one group and cannot be consolidated in to an easy one-size-fits-all counseling model. One must not deny, however, that some universalities do exist. One danger of lumping minorities on to easily defined groups is a matter of self-fulfilling prophesy. People tend to act out what is expected of them, thus reinforcing the stereotypes. Knowledge of ethnic differences alone does not help counselors be more effective.
Rabiner (1999) quoted the results of a study conducted by Kaplan, Crawford, Fisher and Dewey (1998) which revealed that parents of ADHD children reported feeling considerably dissatisfied with their family life. The following quotation highlights the impact an ADHD child has on parents. A parent needs abundant love and wisdom, a parent must be knowledgeable about education, a parent must acquire the skills and sophistication in managing behavior that psychologists have acquired after years of study, and a parent must develop the patience of a model clergy man or woman. Although it can take a lifetime to acquire any of these skills, the demands of parenting an ADHD child necessitates that all of them be acquired in an instant. (Jacobs 1998, p. 1) as cited in Rafalovich 2000, p.
Also having some form of learning disability such as dyslexia may prevent the person from fully understanding and if they don’t ask for help this could be missed and overlooked. Some professionals or managers may withhold information and not feed down to their teams which are a control mechanism for them. Depending on where you work may have an effect, local authorities are good at information sharing and training for development, however private companies may not have the
When I started my placements I was daunted by the prospect of having to contain clients with either avoidant, ambivalent or disorganised affects. Despite that and with time, I found it possible through practice and theory to improve my awareness of my process. Unfortunately the short term model does barely enable scratching the surface in this respect, I am intrigued with clients who say that they had a good childhood but they would be unable to articulate what that meant to them. Some clients are more psychologically minded than others, and six or twelve sessions is relatively a short time to enable this exploration after building a good working relationship. For example it might be helpful to be a nurturing parent, who is responsive and reliable, and work to create the space for a cooperative relationship.
Often times there was not the needed structures in place to ensure that members from the outside agencies were able to effectively meet the needs of the students (Fein, Carlisle, & Isaacson, 2008). Issues such as non-school counselors having no experience with working with children, some volunteers having no counseling credentials, or even some clergy insinuating their beliefs onto students were seen (Fein, Carlisle, & Isaacson, 2008). Because of this, it is important to for counselors to improve their collaboration skills with community agencies. While it is important to reach out to outside agencies, it is also important to ensure that as a counselor one is collaborating with agencies that will be of the most benefit to the students in times of
disability n. 1) a condition which prevents one from performing all usual physical or mental functions. This usually means a permanent state, like blindness, but in some cases is temporary. In recent times society and the law have dictated that people with disabilities should be accommodated and encouraged to operate to their maximum potential and have the right to participate in societal and governmental activity without impediments. Hence, access by ramps, elevators, special parking places and other special arrangements have become required in many statutes. * mild — where a person has no difficulty with self care, mobility or communication, but uses aids or equipment; * moderate — where a person does not need assistance, but has difficulty with self care, mobility or communication; * severe — where a person sometimes needs assistance with self care, mobility or communication; and * profound — where a person is unable to perform self care, mobility and/or communication tasks, or always needs assistance.
Walraich, Bickman, Lambert, Simmons and Doffing (2005) found that “When direct information from the teacher is available, there are often discrepancies in the parent and teacher report’s of behaviour because they observe the child in very different settings”. Researchers have stated that “Information provided by the teacher is crucial to evaluate pharmalogic interventions because the teacher’s observe children when the medications are at the peak levels which parents rarely see; therefore teachers are in the best position to report on the efficacy” (Walraich et al. 2005). Communication between the child’s parents and their teacher on a regular basis (daily if necessary) operates as a means of transport by which the child’s school behaviour is assessed and this behaviour should then be reinforced within the home so that the expectations of the child are consistent. Barkley (1981) believes that “A device for utilising homebased reinforcement is a daily report
If a leader can’t speak to their people and explain what it is that they want to happen or what they want to do to help the people, they really can’t be much of a leader. If that vision or goal isn’t communicated clearly or correctly, the chances of getting anyone on board to support it are slim to none. Words are some of the most powerful tools that any leader has, and if a leader doesn’t know how to use them, there is no way they can even begin to be effective. More often than not, getting the patient motivated to rehab and recover doesn’t take much effort, but in some cases it is necessary and a physical therapist