Browse through the vignettes and see which ones fit your current situation and challenges. After a diagnostic evaluation revealed a diagnosis of ADHD, Christine was started on a stimulant medication. Christine also spent several session with a psychotherapist to explore the emotional and social impact of her ADHD.
Remote memory and visual perception are his weaknesses. After the reevaluation was done, Bob only qualified for basic reading. He is presently being served in a resource room ten hours per week for language arts.
He spends 20 hours per week in the regular classroom. He is having difficulty in regular education math. Science and social studies are influenced by his low reading. Bob is easily distracted and is off task frequently.
He is unable to stay focused.
He has many of the ADD characteristics but has not been diagnosed by a physician. The mother is very supportive but has never taken Bob to be evaluated. The ADD checklists have been done and indicate that he has an attention deficit. The father has indicated that he will not put Bob on medication.
This may be why the mother has not pursued the ADD diagnosis. Bob lives in Douglasville with both his parents. His father is a firefighter and his mother is a homemaker.
He is the younger of two sons. His brother is in the sixth grade and has no learning problems. Allen is an 11 year old male in the fifth grade.
He has been retained one year. In February of his 4th grade year, he was diagnosed learning disabled and has been served in a resource class for three hours daily.
One hour of his time in resource is in an inclusion class with both the regular education and special education teachers collaborating. Allen is functionally dyslexic. Not only does he write individual letters and numbers in a mirror image but he also reverses 2 and 3 letter words and numbers saw becomes was; on, no; An Eckwall Informal Reading Inventory done prior to entering the Audiblox Program, indicated frustration level at first grade in reading sight words and in reading comprehension.
Allen is the second of 4 children in middle class family. His mother is paraprofessional in a kindergarten at another school; his father is in a management position.
He entered his current school at the beginning of his fifth grade year. Both his classroom and his resource teachers expressed concerns at him being able to function in a fifth grade classroom.
Allen has a cooperative, positive attitude toward school, a definite strength among academic weaknesses. Both teachers and parents indicated a low self-esteem in that he would cry when becoming frustrated in class and at home.
In the classroom he became easily distracted and indifferent at what the rest of the class was doing. He demonstrated difficulties in independent work that was even on his level. Bob comes in for our sessions immediately after school.
He seems eager to begin the session but usually it takes several minutes for him to settle down enough to start. He is affected by the events of the day and wants to talk about them.
We start with the sequencing activity everyday. Bob always misses the first pattern of the day. The number of blocks in the sequence does not matter, he will miss with four or ten blocks.
Usually by the second sequence, he is able to attend to the exercise. In the five weeks that we have been working, Bob has gotten to twenty-four blocks.
Bob is easy distracted from his work. The classroom is close to the gym and this affects his concentration. He is also distracted by the blocks.Comprehensive ADHD Case Studies from symptoms to assessment and finally treatment and improvement.
Use them as light aid to help you decide if it's time to reach out to a Thrive ADHD professional for screening. ADHD is a neurobiological developmental disorder that considerably affects self-control, behavior, cognition, and learning.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants (PAs) play a vital role in the management of adolescents and young adults with ADHD. CBC, ADHD, & Homework: A Case Study The Case of “Jared” 15 year old, 9th grade male with history of BD classification in 6th grade and medications for ADHD (not current at the time of CBC).
Note: This is a real-life ODD case study of Arthur (real name hidden for privacy concerns) whose case was handed to me from an international school in Caribbean Islands.
This oppositional defiant disorder case study has been drafted from my personal experience as a behavior therapist. evidence of depression or an anxiety disorder (refer to case studies in this volume for further information).
Paediatricians undertake a detailed assessment of a child’s development. Poor concentration, poor organizational abilities and restlessness may point to a developmental disorder such as Attention Deﬁ cit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
ADHD is a neurobiological developmental disorder that considerably affects self-control, behavior, cognition, and learning. Its prevalence in high school and college students has been steadily rising, affecting daily living and social relationships.