Psycho-didactic evaluation for Lara
Ziva, 40, has had a very difficult life. Her first marriage ended in divorce, after nine years of physical abuse at the hands of her alcoholic husband. Together, the couple had four children.
After her divorce, Ziva moved in to her mother’s home with her children, but the situation was far from ideal. The family went through many changes and eventually, Ziva’s children were removed from the home and placed in boarding school.
Three years later, Ziva met a partner with whom she had three daughters. Her partner was eventually arrested for sexually abusing one of Ziva’s children from her first marriage. He served seven years in prison.
Ziva is now living on her own and trying to raise her three daughters solely on her monthly government subsidies. To make matters worse, her ten-year-old daughter, Lara, is academically, socially and developmentally delayed. She is falling farther and farther behind in school, and has almost no friends. The school is strongly recommending a psycho-didactic evaluation, but this is an expense that Ziva simply cannot afford.