Harry is a 5 year old boy who lives at home with his mother father, big sister and little brother, Harry has a hearing impairment in both ears and wears hearing aids. This has had an effect on Harry’s speech affecting his ability to communicate like other children his age. He often gets frustrated this effects his emotional and behavioural development. Wearing hearing aids Harry has realised that he is the only child in his class at school who wears these aids and he feels that he is different from all the other children this has an impact on his social, emotional and physical development as it affects the way he socialises with the other children and that he has realised that he looks different from the rest of the children. His behaviour at home is very temperamental and sometimes lashes out at his big sister as she cannot understand what he is trying to talk to her about. He feels he is different from his siblings as they do not wear aids, he can become quite upset and withdrawn, this has a massive effect on Harry’s self-esteem and confidence which affects his communication, social, emotional and physical development.
Emma is a 13 year old girl who lives at home with her mother and she is extremely overweight, being obese can affect her physical development. Being so over weight has meant that this affects her at school when she has to do any sport related activities, she is body conscience and often feels embarrassed about her weight and is very uncomfortable getting changed in front of other pupils at the school, she is often unwilling to take part in P.E and would rather sit it out than take part, which sometimes results in her being teased by other pupils, this will impact on her physical and emotional development as she is not taking part in the physical side which could affect her health even more, emotionally affect her by being teased. Emma