Challenge: Kate’s new baby brother has SMA. Since coming home from the hospital she has helped with his cares, but started throwing temper tantrums at school – a behavior she never displayed before.
Solution: Kate’s mom is worried her daughter struggles with her brother’s constant medical needs but doesn’t know how to express it. She received a PHS newsletter about an upcoming sibling support group and signed Kate up for it.
Results: The sibling support program helped Kate explore feelings in a group setting with peers. Now she is able to better express herself at home and school, which has decreased the frequency of temper tantrums.