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Assessing Adolescents with Learning Disability and Planning A Wholistic Intervention: A Case Analysis


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The present study seeks to outline a wholistic assessment method that was used in understanding problems experienced by an adolescent boy. Quantitative and qualitative assessments were done to identify cognitive and psychosocial problems. Parent, teacher and child’s reports were used in obtaining essential information. We developed intervention strategies using parents as co-therapists. An individualized educational program was designed and assistive techniques were suggested. We reassessed the child after six months to understand the effectiveness of the intervention. Findings suggested that there was an overall improvement in academic performance, social and communication skills. These are important implications for practioners as learning disability can be managed successfully with the help of specially designed individual programs.

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Adolescence, Disability, Psychologist.
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Authors

Preeti Tabitha Louis
School of social sciences & languages, Vit university, Vellore, India
I. Arnold Emerson
School of social sciences & languages, Vit university, Vellore, India

Abstract


The present study seeks to outline a wholistic assessment method that was used in understanding problems experienced by an adolescent boy. Quantitative and qualitative assessments were done to identify cognitive and psychosocial problems. Parent, teacher and child’s reports were used in obtaining essential information. We developed intervention strategies using parents as co-therapists. An individualized educational program was designed and assistive techniques were suggested. We reassessed the child after six months to understand the effectiveness of the intervention. Findings suggested that there was an overall improvement in academic performance, social and communication skills. These are important implications for practioners as learning disability can be managed successfully with the help of specially designed individual programs.

Keywords


Adolescence, Disability, Psychologist.

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