Case Study 2

Case Study 2

Case Study – Max* Year 9 (Names have been changed)

Background

Max* is a pupil with complex mental health needs.  He has a diagnosis of ADHD and ODD.  He struggles to control his anger.  Max and family’s relationship with the school has been inconsistent, however following and Emergency Person-Centred Annual Review (EPCAR) of his Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) this has vastly improved and stabilised.  Due to intensive work with the family there is now much better communication between home and school, and we are working better together to support Max.

Presenting Behaviours

Max was arrested at home following an incident in school which resulted in Mum disengaging with school completely.  In order to address this an EPCAR was conducted (20/10/2015).  The top three kinds of behaviours include refusal to follow instructions, class disruption and damage to property.  From analysis, Science, Art and English are the subjects where incidents are recorded most for Max.  The top three antecedents are not getting own way, other pupils behaviours and relationships.

Strategies to support behaviour

  • Five minute time-out, climb on top of blue container as agreed by Mum
  • Identify clearly the exit route to Max
  • Lots of praise of desired behaviours
  • Speak to TA regarding mood (who has liaised with Mum)

Personalised Support

  • Emergency Person-Centred Annual Review (20/10/2015)
  • Daily report from Mum about Max and his mood/how to support him
  • Daily report from TA at end of day to report to Mum
  • Re-organised taxis to negate influence of poor peer relationships
  • Literacy support – extended writing and handwriting
  • SALTA support – social communication
  • Vocational curriculum - ICT
  • MEBP mentor 

Impact

  • Reduction in PI
  • Reduction in damage and physical aggression
  • Increased attendance (now 100%)
  • Increased engagement in lessons
  • Improved relationship/support/communication with Mum
  • Willingness to undertake assessments