Essay on Parent Interview of a Special Needs Child

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The mother reports having a normal pregnancy with no complications, and that her pregnancy was easy. This was the second child for the mother, who has another child who was five years old at the time. The mother also disclosed that at the time of 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 waitress in a local restaurant, the mother reports that her job required she be on her feet for a long period of times, but that 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 early but that labor was easy and the child was…show more content…
The mother reports having a normal pregnancy with no complications, and that her pregnancy was easy. This was the second child for the mother, who has another child who was five years old at the time. The mother also disclosed that at the time of 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 waitress in a local restaurant, the mother reports that her job required she be on her feet for a long period of times, but that 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 early but that labor was easy and the child was born healthy. The mother described the child as being a fussy infant who had trouble sleeping and would awake several times during the night. The mother also reports the child was also a fussy eater and she experienced trouble feeding her daughter during infancy and needed to switch her daughter to soy formula. Overall however the mother reported that he daughter was a happy infant who smiled often. The mother reported her child being alert and responded positively to family members who visited and enjoyed playing with her toys. In regards to development the mother reported that her daughter seemed to be developing slower then her first child who hit certain milestones earlier. The mother reports remembering her daughter babbling and says
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