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Early Childhood Case Study
Transcript of Early Childhood Case Study
Neglected by family because she is different
Clear favoritism of older brother
Isolated caused by self-advocacy
Anger issues due to parents' constant belittling and lecturing
Intelligence is NOT a cultural family value
Advocate and leader of friend group
Disagreements with school headmistress, Ms. Trunchbull
Supported academically, socially, and personally by her teacher, Ms. Honey
Applied to Matilda
Why it Fits
Develop tolerance for authority
Change maladaptive behaviors and cognition
Using telekinesis for good
Advance moral development
Develop new coping mechanisms
Utilize strengths and resiliency
Early Childhood Case Study:
Formal Operational: Piaget
Has higher-order thinking skills
Can do large mathematical calculations
Ability to think abstractly
Uses abstract reasoning
Imagines outcomes to actions
Can see cause and effect relationships
Pre-conventional Morality: Kohlberg
Conventional Morality: Good Girl/Bad Girl
Doesn't want trouble, but makes problems
Social Systems Morality: Punishment Orientation
Understands father's business is illegal
Instrumental Orientation for Personal Gain
Follows rules for gains
Identity Vs. Role Confusion: Erikson
Sense of Independence/autonomy
Mental and physical changes
Feels not understood in her environments
Rebels against family's values and morals
Partakes in risky behavior
6 year old white/Caucasian girl
Smart for her age and highly independent
Craves interaction with cognitive equals
Other theories don't fit because Matilda is abnormal for her age
Can account for both normative and non-normative relationships and developments
and Presenting Issues
Autonomy is constantly denied by authority figures
Strained relationship parents
Frustration induced Telekinesis
Unhealthy coping methods
Possible trauma from experiences at home and at school
Narrative Therapeutic Techniques
Based on love for reading and learning
Tangible and active
Fit cognition level
Based on high cognitive ability
Creates experience of being a child
Adapt to growth
Develop stable home environment
Rebuild family structure
Examine spheres of influence
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Ethical and Cultural Considerations
Middle class SES
Patriarchal family structure
Intelligence is not a family value
Intelligence is not part of culture at home or school