Pediatric Case Study: At-Risk Children

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Pediatric Case Study: At-Risk Youth, Serena Lesa Stone 2/27/2018 Instructor: Mrs. Young Keiser University Pediatric Case Study-Serena Serena is a fourth-grade female child who has been identified by her school to be At-Risk for Learning and Social Emotional Disabilities by the problem-solving team. At-Risk children are those children that are not as likely to succeed in school. These children have a higher probability of academic issues due to circumstances that create obstacles to their success. Some of these obstacles can be instability at home, moving frequently, health issues, disabilities or other learning factors. Safety is also a concern for At-Risk children. At-Risk children often end up having other issues. These…show more content…
The main areas of treatment will focus on self-esteem, organizational skills, and social interactions with classmates. Treatment will include both compensatory and remedial strategies. OTA will provide education regarding home strategies for time-management and for organizing homework assignments. OTA will educate both mother and aunt/babysitter to focus on child's strengths to encourage positive behaviors. Remediation strategies include developing a structured schedule and "chunking" tasks to decrease the risk of being overwhelmed. Compensatory strategies will focus on simplifying task sequences and decreasing clutter to decrease the child's distractions. Prevention of At-Risk Behaviors strategies will include aid in prevention of failing classes by introducing self-initiated routine strategies that support positive school responsibilities. Additionally, it is imperative to prevent social isolation of the child by promoting participation in class activities and recess time. Education will be provided at end of occupational therapy session along with a take-home…show more content…
The study hypothesized that emotions that exist in the early childhood years such as at age five, can predict the behavior at age nine. The preschool predictions were confirmed verbal ability at the same age predicted emotional knowledge and academic competence (Izard et al, 2001) Finally, studies show, and data supports that self-determination interventions can improve attention and focus by allowing the treatment to be based on the client's values (Carter,
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