What kind of case will be discussed?
During the case discussion a case of a child diagnosed with autism and mild intellectual disability will be discussed. The child can not speak and for several months does not participate in group activities at the attended Daycare center. The team of the DCC reports about behavior of self-harm and self-isolation from the peer-group. The child lives in a family environment. The mother is the person who takes care for it mainly. No evidence of family violence.
Who will be the leading expert?
In this case discussion will take part Ms. Harieta Manolova, a clinical psychologist with long-standing experience in the field of psychological support of children and adolescents with disabilities and psychiatric problems. Ms. Manolova is a leading specialist in the field of working with children with autism.
Where will be held the discussion?
The discussion will be held in the platform GoToMeeting: at https://www.gotomeet.me/childhub/new-meeting-5
Who can participate?
Specialists working with children, Bulgarian speakers. The maxumum number of participants is 25.
How do you enrol?
Registration/ authentification on childhub.org is required. Enrolment to the case discussion is done by clicking on the "Join this case discussion" button. Taking into consideration the limited number of participants, please secure a place in due time.
For more information, please contact the national associate for Bulgaria:
- The diagnosis of the child should be updated and this is highly important for the effective treatment.
- The activities in the individual plan of the child should be in concordance with the diagnosis.
- The self-harm behavior is a sign of confusion – the time spent on the DCC has to be highly structured in activities. The DCC team should organize the activities as and with repetitive and predictable rituals which will calm the child.
- In the classroom the sitting place should be not in the middle of the room where a lot of people are passing by.
- At home – the DCC team and the family should have similar rules for the child (socially accepted behavior).