Student Adinda did an internship at Kolewa en created a beautiful flyer concerning Down Syndrome:
During the third year of her educational program Social Work and Services Adinda had to make a professional product: the treatment plan. The goal of the assignment was that she would focus on writing a plan for the client including activities which would connect to the needs of the client and the Kolewa foundation. Adinda chose to make a development plan for Wellem.
In the social work branch the work is mainly methodical. Methodical work happens in several steps. Information has to be collected, an analysis of the client has to be made, the needs and goals have to be set, activities need to be plannend and the implementation and analysis of these plans need to be made as well as the adjustment of the needed guidance and support.
This assignment is meant to show that the student can use the knowledge he/she has gained in practise and to get more skilled in writing a plan. For the treatment plan Adinda focused on Wellem. Willem is a 4-year-old boy who has anusatresie and the Down Syndrome. His mother and the staff of Kolewa had little or no clue of what this Syndrome meant and what Wellem could and couldn’t do. Wellem’s mother had a lot of attention for him and therefore Wellem had little space to make mistakes and to develop himself. Adinda made an activity schedule for improvement both physically as wel as metrically. The focus in this scheme was at learning to walk, learning to communicate by using sign language and the metric improvement by practicing with this. [Read more…]