Interview With a Parent of a Child with Special Needs

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I interviewed a woman who has a child with special needs. The child is now in kindergarten. The mother reported having a normal pregnancy with no complications. This was the second child for the mother, who has another child who was five years old at the time. The mother disclosed that during the pregnancy, she was in the process of separating from the child’s father and that this caused a moderate level of stress. At the time of the pregnancy, the mother was also working full time as a waitress in a local restaurant. The mother reported that her job required her to be on her feet for long periods of time. She was able to work until around a week before her child was born. The mother reports that the child was born around two weeks…show more content…
The household is a single-family household consisting of the mother a five-year-old sibling. The mother reported because she had to work all the time different family members and friends helped to care for the child throughout the infancy. The mother reported that the child responded well to different people. The mother reported that being a single mother was stressful. When the child was a year, and half old, the mother placed her in family daycare center. The provider also cared for four other children between the ages of one and three. The child was in the provider’s care from the age of one and half until she was three years old. At three, she started to attend a full day preschool program. The mother reported no concerns during this period of the time and stated that her daughter was an easy child who listened. She also reported that her daughter was curious and liked to explore different things and that she especially liked playing with puzzles and books. The mother reports potty training being easy and that her daughter learned quickly and was fully potty trained within in a week. At the age of three, the child was in a full day preschool program. The mother reported her daughter had an easy transition into the program and was excited to go to school. The mother reports that it was the preschool teacher who first
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