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Unformatted text preview: Alana- Case Study Take the role of a school counselor to analyze this case. Alana is a 10 year old female and is in the 4 th grade. Before this school year began, you had heard about Alana in the staff lounge from teachers who worked with the child and the family in past years. You also read Alanas file and learned that her parents divorced three years ago and Alana has attended and left your school and now is back for the 3 rd time. The school nurse shared with you that Alana was born premature, weighing four pounds, and diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome disorder. Alana suffers from occasional petit mal seizures and is on medication. She is still small for her age, has a low second grade vocabulary and minimal math skills. A resource aide spends two hours each day in the classroom, assisting her. During the first few weeks of the school year the teacher attempted to phone the house to speak with Alanas mom and the phone calls were not returned. The resource aide went to the home one time and Alanas mom and the phone calls were not returned....
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- Spring '10