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1NURS-6660: Role I: Child and AdolescentAssignment 2 Practicum: Decision TreeDecision One
2Katie is an Asian-American female aged 8. After evaluating her presentingmanifestations, the most appropriate diagnosis for her is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD), particularly the inattentive form. The American Psychiatric Association (2013) definesattention deficit disorder as neurodevelopmental ailment characterized by the incapacity of thechild to control and manage impulses (which incorporate the inhibition of motor activity whennecessary) is greatly less in comparison to that of a child typically developing. ADHD results inimpairment in the social and academic functioning of the child and cannot be accounted for byother psychological or clinical conditions. The highlighted symptoms are classical based on theprovided information regarding Katie. As per the Conner’s teacher rating scale that was filled bythe patient’s teacher indicated that she is inattentive, gets distracted with ease, commits recklessmistakes in her academic work, she cannot remember concepts learned in class, her spelling ispoor, poor in calculations and reading. She pays attention for a short span and her teacherestablished that she only pays attention to things that fascinate her. Besides, Katie's interactionwith her fellow students is poor and in most cases, she isolates herself from the rest even at breaktime. Further, amid the interview in the care facility, Katie could not settle, and she regularlyinterrupted the assessment process. The patient expressed to the therapist that she daydreamsoften during class time.There are two alternative diagnoses for the patient, in this case. She could be diagnosedwith Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which is a mild and co-occurring disorder. She couldalso be diagnosed with Specific Learning Disorder impairment in reading and mathematics orSocial Anxiety Disorder. However, the patient was not diagnosed with these disorders since thereis no information provided that can associate the patient with ASD. ASD is a combination ofneurodevelopmental disorders that in the past have been characterized by impairments in the keymanifestation perspectives of communication, socialization, and limited/reoccurring behaviors
3(Sipes, & Matson 2014). The patient was not diagnosed with Specific Learning Disorder

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