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A profile of the child with fetal alcohol syndrome to assist people working with these children : a descriptive study

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dc.contributor.advisor Bloem, C. H. M. en
dc.contributor.author Van Rooyen, Zia en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:50:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:50:49Z
dc.date.issued 2003-11
dc.date.submitted 2003-11-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1226
dc.description.abstract The main objective of this study is to construct a profile on the child with Fetal alcohol syndrome that can assist individuals working with these children. The focus of the study is the recognition of the emotional needs of the child with Fetal alcohol syndrome. Most studies done previously suggest that children with Fetal alcohol syndrome show behaviour similar to children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Although a child with Fetal alcohol syndrome shows the same characteristics as a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, the manifestation of their emotional needs differ. The Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder does not necessarily show symptoms of cognitive developmental delay where the child with Fetal alcohol syndrome show symptoms of cognitive developmental delays. A Gestalt play therapy model has been used to show that through play therapy the child with Fetal alcohol syndrome can be guided to emotional awareness. These techniques are easy to use and applicable in class situations where the childcare worker, teachers or counselor work with the child with Fetal alcohol syndrome. The empirical research was done by means of quantitative research with was done by using the Conner symptom checklist to determine if the child with Fetal alcohol syndrome is hyperactive and impulsive and qualitative research with was done by means of participating observation Gestalt play therapy with the child with Fetal alcohol syndrome. The results show that the child with Fetal alcohol syndrome is hyperactive, impulsive and inattentional. These guidelines provided in the study will help the teacher and the child with Fetal alcohol syndrome cope better in the classroom environment and the child will learn how to cope with his emotional behaviours. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvi, 106 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Fetal alcohol syndrome en
dc.subject Gestalt therapy en
dc.subject Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder en
dc.subject Hyperactivity en
dc.subject Impulsivity en
dc.subject Conner symptom checklist en
dc.subject Child development (childhood and adolescence) en
dc.subject.ddc 618.32686
dc.subject.lcsh Fetal alcohol syndrome -- Therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Fetal alcohol syndrome -- Diagnosis
dc.subject.lcsh Children of prenatal alcohol abuse -- Development
dc.subject.lcsh Children of prenatal alcohol abuse -- Services for
dc.subject.lcsh Play therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Gestalt therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Child psychotherapy
dc.subject.lcsh Games -- Therapeutic use
dc.title A profile of the child with fetal alcohol syndrome to assist people working with these children : a descriptive study en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work en
dc.description.degree M. Diac. (Play Therapy) en


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