HOME: How does the child present at home?
CLINIC: And at the doctor’s office?
SCHOOL: And at school?
All three places are filled with observant and caring adults who want to understand the child and guide her toward a healthy and rewarding life. All three places provide sensory and behavioral supports, though they may vary. And, all three places place differing sets of demands on the child.
So, to gain a full and nuanced understanding of the child, we need information from all three places. Our “three-point partnership” of caregivers, UCSF and Oak Hill School seeks to “define that plane” of understanding.
(Very special thanks go out right now to those of you – parents, guardians and classroom teachers – who are adding to that information this month in eBit!)
I’ve attached my slides here so you can see more of what I covered: A proud introduction to our school; a description of how we developed our research tools, including the creation of two novel scales used by our teachers; and a list of the domains which we define to be MEANINGFUL OUTCOMES:
COMMUNICATION – SELF-REGULATION – “GRIT” –
EXECUTIVE FUNCTION – ATTENTION & FOCUS –
ACADEMIC PROGRESS – SELF-CARE SKILLS –
We at UCSF and Oak Hill are busy gathering more data and preparing papers and posters to report on this very important work. Please contact any of us if you’d like more information on these research efforts.
Thanks to Ryan LoBue, to the family of James Lee, and to Yaquelín Hernández for permitting the use of their photos in the slide deck. Thanks to all past and present Oak Hill staff members for their insights and inputs, with a special shout-out to Matt Poynter for his ideas and leadership in getting this project off the ground. And, many thanks to Jennifer Fearon, Scott Fearon, and to all our donors for their support of these research efforts.
**Copyright 2004-2017 Dr. Carol JVF Burns http://www.onemathematicalcat.org