Scott a 9 - Running Head: CASE STUDY SCOTT 1 EL IAS TSIHL...

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ELIAS TSIHLIS Child & Adolescent Psychopathology Spring, 2011 Scott a 9-Year-old European American boy which is suffering from academic problems at school and has behavioral problems at homes. During Scott’s years of an infant, Scott needed a lot of attention from his mother Ruth. Scott had issues of calming down after being easily frustrated and not getting his way. Another sign of Scott’s behavioral problems is sudden outbursts and intensity. Ruth had explained that her son was asked to clean up after his bothers mess, which led to Scott throwing toys rather then clean up after his brothers mess. After he appreciated his toy chest and dumped his toys all over the floor. Ruth, who was affected drastically with Scott’s actions, now hesitates to ask Scoot for further help. Ruth picking on Scott to do chores around the house, which he implies that Ruth isn’t fair, usually frustrates Scott. Another problem with Scott is that his report cards show struggling in all areas including reading. Scott lacks with directions and has problems remembering what he has studied. He has problems coping down notes, which are usually messy and is not complete. Scott’s problems are not that server at school, however, he has no patience while waiting his turn. Scott was set up a home-school system, which can at-least help him with homework assignments. Scott social skills aren’t at normal level. Scott has issues with friends because he always wants to be in control and intrudes with other peers. During free time Scott has problems waiting his turns and has a hard time letting other students talk. Scott prefers recess rather then academics. He stated that his teachers never pick on him because they 1
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are busy with other children and don’t have time to answer his questions. Scott has problems getting his work done because he has to wait until the teacher comes around to help him. Around the house Scott is a “good-Natured” boy when he gets his way. However, Ruth said he is difficult to manage when he is asked to complete tasks. Scott’s school has attempted to start a system to undermine his forgetfulness to bring back positive messages back home. Scott has problems vary by talking back to his elders, yells, and complains it’s never fair. Scott suffers from tantrums, which conclude, to throwing objects and shouting. During these hard times, Scotts mother has threaten Scott due to his negative aspects. Scott usually tries to pass time or ignores Ruth to not doing tasks at home. Scott is suffering from Conduct disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder . C onduct disorder refers to a group of behavioral and emotional problems in youngsters such as Scott. Scott has a lot of difficulty following rules and behaving in a socially acceptable way. Other children, adults and social agencies often view him as a bad delinquent. Many factors such as school failure, and traumatic life experience is seen during Scott’s struggle at home and school. Another diagnosis, which may categorize Scott, is Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ART, PSYCH 101, 1021, taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at St.Francis College.

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Scott a 9 - Running Head: CASE STUDY SCOTT 1 EL IAS TSIHL...

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