Case study for the Intensive Wraparound Service: Carl, 13 years old at the start of IWS involvement
Case Example Two – Carl (not real name)
- 13 years old when he started with IWS.
- 15 years old when his time with IWS finished.
- NZ European
- He was diagnosed with Autism at a young age.
- Carl communicated by making noises and using his face to tell people what he was thinking and how he was feeling. He hardly spoke.
- Carl would often hurt himself when he felt very stressed.
- Assessing Carl needs and deciding of what needs to happen was decided by the wraparound team
Intensive Wraparound Programme:
- Carl and his family lead decisions in creating his programme.
- Carl got to work with a Music therapist as part of his plan.
- Teacher aide support was provided so the class teacher was able to help him in school.
- Carl was given an iPad to help him learn.
- Carl had support from a Health Team, after school and occasionally evenings.
- Carl’s IWS psychologist worked with the school Principal to help him change classrooms at school as he didn’t get on well with the class teacher.
- Carl is now learning a lot more at school and engaged in the classroom.
- Carl can complete work set by his teachers by himself.
- Carl is finding it easier to tell people what he is thinking and how he feels, he doesn’t need to make noises or use his face as often anymore.
- Carl is not hurting himself as often anymore.
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