Feral Child Task This task will majorly focus on the lack of social and cognitive development of Genie and its connection with Piaget’s and Erickson’s human psychological development theories. As one of the most well- known feral children in the 20th century, the young girl Genie had been confined to a room, isolated and abused by her parents for over a decade before the rescue. Due to the severely abnormal development occurred in the childhood, Genie’s linguistic ability was nearly undeveloped, her limbs were not fully extended, her development was delayed from various perspectives. Piaget’s theory of cognitive development states four stages of cognitive development. During the first Sensorimotor Stage which Piaget
Part of it may have been a mother’s intuition, part of it may have been due to paranoia over losing her other two children or spending time with Linda’s deaf daughter, Joy. She had noticed similarities in Joy and Alandra and differences between other children and Alandra. It must have been very frustrating to repeatedly hear everyone ignore her worries and concerns, especially Dr. Buzan, who had advised her to wait until Alandra was a year old before even talking to a specialist.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 of every 68 children in the U.S would have autism spectrum disorder; moreover, the study shows that 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls would have autism spectrum disorder (1). Autism is a disorder in the nerves that makes the human brain socially inactive, and in order to understand it, several main aspects must be considered. Although autism
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.
Autism- a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. Temple Grandin is most effectively when finding empathy for people who are different from a lot of people, but not less she should still be treated with equal respect. From the book “Temple Grandin” by Sy Montgomery, she writes a lot of quotes that makes the reader show empathy towards Temple. One of them is that “‘Temple has set a record!’ her father roared. ‘She’s been failing almost every subject, and now she gets kicked out of school!
Have you ever thought about how it feels to be ripped out of the only place that you know as home? To get no explanation of why your parents just did not want you anymore? Not a lot of people think about this. Usually, the only people that do think about this is children that are experiencing or have experienced this problem. The children’s rights website stated that, “On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the United States.”() All of those children have to be reminded daily that the foster care system has a lot of problems in it.
I. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more well-known as ADHD, is a disorder that affects 9% of children in the U.S. When left untreated, ADHD can lead the sufferer to be unable to cope in school or socially and possibly leads to depression. ADHD is a hyperactivity disorder with many symptoms that can be treated through therapy, emotional counselling, and use of medications. II. There is a plethora of symptoms when it comes to ADHD.
Romayn Acasuzo is a 5-year-old boy who was born at 39 weeks. Romayn achieved early developmental motor milestones within expected age ranges such as sitting up at 6 months and walking at 13 months, however, Romayn’s mother began to notice decreased socialization skills, behavior difficulties and speech delays. Romayn was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD is characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, and uneven intellectual development, often with intellectual disabilities.
There is a similar story of a young boy named Isaiah. Isaiah was diagnosed at 2 with Autism and he had difficulty communicating and connecting with others. His parents struggled to find something that would work. Isaiah’s breakthrough was a small chestnut mare. He had an instant connection with her.
According to the State of America’s Children in the United States and Alabama 2017 Factsheets, 18 percent of the U.S.’s children were poor in 2016, and 25 percent of Alabama’s children were poor in 2016. These statistics are overwhelming due to the fact that child poverty affects all areas of their lives. Children exposed to poverty at such a young age are at a disadvantage in several areas; these children are at risk of low academic achievement, resulting in lasting negative effects. Our economy is not able to thrive if child poverty continues. Children living in poverty are also at risk of dropping out of school, being unemployed, and entering the juvenile justice system.