MultidisciplinaryEvaluation Team (MET) Case Study
MultidisciplinaryEvaluation Team- Case Study
MultidisciplinaryEvaluation Team is a group composed of at least two individuals meantto determine the eligibility of a learner suspected to have adisability. It is recommended that eligibility of such learners isdone and reviewed after every three years[ CITATION Bey14 l 1033 ].Scott, a learner, aged 6 in a case study of MultidisciplinaryEvaluation Team, appears minuscule for his age. Besides, he is everin motion and always looking very serious. When angry, he scowsmaking high pitched shrieks that last longer than expected. Often, hegets irritated as such screams are heard almost ten times in an hour.He is very active and spends most of his time staring at books alsoplaying with toys in his room. When he is put to his bed, it takeshim three to four hours before he falls asleep. Defiance is commonwith him as he yells, stomps his feet and throws things nearlyfifteen times in a day especially when he does not get his way. Hehas no interest in school activities such as drawing with markers,repeating nursery rhymes and cutting papers. The attempts of hisparents engaging him with the community summer programs end up futilesimply because of his behavior. He has an outright refusal to followdirectives by throwing himself on the floor and is always unwillingto follow any directions for play activities. In response to playactivities, he isolates himself under a table[ CITATION Oud02 l 1033 ].
Evaluationsfor Scott have to be conducted by some specialists that depend on thechild’s needs. For instance, the case mentioned has described therole that the parents play in the evaluation process. The parentshave been a good source of information on the performance of thechild at home. In addition to parents, there has to be a case managerwho is supposed to initiate the evaluation process. In this regard,the case manager is expected to guide the entire team in realizingthe needful resources such as evaluators, services needed for thechild and relevant training when required. A pediatrician is alsovital especially in helping to determine any physical factors thatcontribute to delayed child’s development and especially in thiscase where Scott is very small for his age. A doctor can readilyrecognize problems with the child and appropriately refer the learnerto specialists for further testing. The case of Scott requires otherexperts such as occupational therapists and a psychologist who cancarefully monitor the overall development of the child. Thepsychologist should be in a position to do intelligence testing andcarefully follow the emotional as well as social development of thechild [ CITATION Ler12 l 1033 ].
Theaggressive and disruptive behavior in responding to anger anddiscontent can best be handled by a speech therapist. A speechtherapist keenly observes both language and speech skills toestablish the means possible for the child in communication andprogress. The child is likely to develop better ways of responding toanger than the illustrated means.
Inthe process of evaluating and assessing a child, the team ought toobtain relevant information or report from the doctor, reports andresults based on developmental and performance tests, interviews withcaretakers and finally any other necessary records and observation ofthe child[ CITATION Bey14 l 1033 ].It is advisable that the evaluation process is performed in thenative language of the child.
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