TMatheny_Unit4_Project_PS340

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Unit 4 Project 1 Running head: Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Risk factors and Possible Strategies for Preventing or Reducing Disability Travis H Matheny Exceptional Needs Children PS340 Kaplan University Professor Mary Streit Ph.D. May 7, 2011
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Unit 4 Project 2 Risk factors and Possible Strategies for Preventing or Reducing Disability Scenario 1 After meeting with Robert (a 4 year-old male) and his parents it was clear that there were additional concerns that needed to be further evaluated. Robert’s parents were already concerned about his lack of interaction with other children and the potential that it is causing a delay in his verbal communication. Surveys were given to the parents prior to our meeting; these surveys were used specifically to get more details about Robert’s communication and behavioral tendencies. The surveys included, but were not limited to questions such as, how does Robert respond when his name is called? How does Robert express himself, i.e. does he ever create sounds, use words at all, or create gestures (Hunt and Marshall, 2005, p. 242)? I would suggest that Robert be observed using a behavioral rating scale that could help identify how often his lack of interaction occurs; to what extreme he avoids others, and how long he spends time alone. Upon further interaction with Robert I noticed that he would not make eye contact, not even when I called his name. I took note of this action with concern for whether or not Robert was able to hear me call his name. Further testing would be needed in order to determine if his lack of eye contact was related to a hearing loss or a shy personality. I also noticed that Robert would not vocalize his needs and wants; rather, he would point to the things he wanted. Robert’s parents confirmed that this behavior was in line with his behavior at home. The fact that Robert’s
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