Assignment: Clinical Assessment
I would ask the family if they had any information on Clara’s birth family, what
were the circumstances surrounding her adoption?
Did Clara’s birth family
voluntarily give her up for adoption or was Clara forcibly taken from them, if so,
Was Clara in a foster home?
Are there any siblings in the family, if so, are
they older or younger, same sex or opposite sex?
Is there a daily routine in place
How has Clara been in your custody?
Is there anything in particular
that seems to trigger Clara’s tantrums?
Have you found any methods that make
these tantrums better or worse?
Has anything happened at school recently?
In my opinion it would be beneficial to use a naturalist observation in this
Letting the Dr evaluate Clara in her everyday environment might give
them an idea of what triggers tantrums and an insight as to suggestions for how to
plan a daily routine for Clara.