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Case study 1

Darshan, a 20-month-old boy is new to your service. In your daily observations, you notice that he tends to graze and bump other children, as well as the furniture and walls ― more than usual for a toddler. He seems frustrated in trying to communicate with others and does not always seem to recognise you or other children, even when close. 

You think Darshan may have some issues with his sight. His family are from an Indian background and have limited English skills. 

Explain the process you would use to ensure Darshan’s wellbeing and inclusion in the activities of the service. Your explanation should cover.

1. how you would show Darshan you believe in his capacity to succeed in all his interactions with others 

2. how you would professionally reflect and develop your own knowledge to find equitable and effective ways to ensure Darshan has opportunities to achieve his learning outcomes

3. how you would gain the permission of Darshan’s family prior to consulting with others and ensure ongoing communications with his family are culturally and linguistically appropriate.

Case study 2

Adeela, a seven-year-old girl in your care, is from a Muslim background. She has been attending your outside school hours care service, located in an inner suburban area, three afternoons per week for the past five weeks. Her mother, Farha, wears a hijab (head covering) and you notice that some children give Farha confused looks when she comes to pick up her daughter. 

One afternoon, after Farha has picked Adeela up from the service, you overhear a staff member make a derogatory comment about the veil to a fellow staff member. A child nearby hears the comment and says, ‘Why does Adeela’s mum wear that?’ 

Build respect for diversity and Adeela’s and Farha’s home culture within the service, describe what you would do to.

1. ensure you have the knowledge to sensitively and appropriately address the situation 

2. encourage the children in your care to value and respect diversity 

3. encourage all staff to promote inclusion and appreciate diversity 

4. use this situation as a teachable moment to create a discussion about fairness among the children 

5. encourage Adeela to feel a welcome member of the community 

6. encourage Farha to feel a welcome member of the community. 

Case study 3

You receive a phone call at your service from a parent looking for placement for their child, Anabella, who has been recently diagnosed with autism. You are told that the child has limited social skills and some behavioural issues. You listen respectfully and gain as much information as possible before letting the parent know that you will get back to them about whether your service can adequately provide care.

You discover that your organisation’s policies and procedures are considerably out of date regarding information sourcing and inclusion plans for children with autism. 

Use each of the below points to explain what you would do to correct this situation and prepare for Anabella to attend your service 

1. How you would reflect on the existing service policy and procedures and make appropriate revisions and improvements

2. How you would investigate and understand Annabella’s barrier to learning  

3. How you would support and encourage Anabella’s entry to and participation in the service. 

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