Last month I started a play therapy for Felipe and counseling session for Vanda his young mother. She is 28 and has 4 children 🙂 an older daughter which is 11, twin girls 3 and Felipe who is 4 and a half. Felipe is part of our multidisciplinary team as he has hemophilia A. He started his prophylaxis program and is getting familiar with the treatment…with his hemophilia. O mês passado começamos uma vez por semana um trabalho com Vanda e seu filho Felipe…mãe muito jovem e de 4! Felipe está dentro da nossa equipe de atendimento multidisciplinar; ele tem hemofilia A grave e está em profilaxia.  Ele já esta participando da infusão do fator e ajuda a tirar a agulha ja!!! a preocupação da mãe é que o filho apronta e não conversa, não fala muito. Será que as meninas roubam a cena em casa falando tudo por ele?? al final ele tem 3 irmãs!! 🙂 e será que é justamente a fase dele de auto-afirmação…recusando, desejando isto e não aquilo…será que esto não é um sinal que todos na familia poderiam aprender a se comunicar melhor?

we play a lot…and one of his mother complaints is that he doesn’t talk….and strong head ( maybe  the girls do  all the talking at home ? -kidding!! and maybe …it is  typical of its own development stage to be saying a lots of NO to his mother? ) 

So we started to work together first i  discovered that he was paying attention to my old laptop and ask him to help me in writing “the news” (i call that the stuff i register) and his eyes went wide open…(big BLUE eyes)…we went through drawing, playing Hemoaction memory game (he is good at it)…

Vamos desenhar então, vamos entender e achar um canal de comunicação . ACHEI!!!! ele gosta de escrever comigo e me ajudar a anotar no laptop as “noticias” da sessao e ele ama Memoria com Hemoação e…desenhar! OTIMO 🙂

About frederica cassis

My name is Frederica Dillen CASSIS, born of a Belgium mother and an Egyptian father, on the 3rd of January 1966 in Brussels, Belgium. I´ve travelled a lot, lived in many countries. Brazil is my seventh country and i live in Sao Paulo for 19 years now. Graduated in Clinical Psychology in 1991, I specialized in Junguian Psychology and in Hemophilia since then. LATEST PROJECTS: 1) Launching IN-HEMOACTION flash cards, where I added new topics like Inhibitors and their different treatments, physiotherapy and a some playful activities like video games! 2) HERO (Hemophilia Experiences Results and Opportunities) sponsored by Novo Nordisk since 2009, exploring through qualitative and quantitative analysis the psychosocial issues involving People with hemophilia, their carers and the health professionals in the treatment process. check this project in my blog Now, HERO is in Brazil! soon the results will be available. 2) P-TET (Pediatric Thrombosis Educational Tool) flash cards in evolution stage, for kids on anti-coagulant treatment...inspired on IN-HEMOACTION flashcards success. 3) I am a co-author along with psychologist Irene Fuchs and Edward Kuebler of a booklet called "Communication, love and sexuality for people with hemophilia, carriers and family" 4) an on going process of a systematic review for the Cochrane Collaboration about "psychological interventions for people with hemophilia and their families" On a more personal level i have 3 three great not anymore children :) Danaê 24, Rubi 18 and Iggy 15) and i love to jogg, dance and read. To walk and look for shells on a beach too and I discover that i love deserts...:)

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