Therefore her social and communication skills have begun to cause concern. This will affect Heidi’s emotional, intellectual and language development as she is likely to isolate herself from her peer group, and lead to her falling behind in other activities and skills. As Heidi does not follow instructions she will not learn the social skills to enable her to enjoy coming to nursery to fully participate in all the activities available. 2 Speech Impediment Finley is in year 6 and has begun to stutter when he feels anxious and under pressure to answer a question in the classroom. Therefore his communication skills have started to deteriorate.
Symptoms of ADHD develop in childhood, but can persist into adolescence and adulthood. Without appropriate identification and treatment, ADHD can have serious consequences including chronic under-achievement, school/work failure, problematic and strained relationships, lowered self-esteem and can result in increased risk for depression, anxiety and substance abuse. ADHD affects an estimated three to five percent of preschool and school age children in the United States. To put these numbers into perspective, in a class of twenty-five to thirty children, it is likely that at least one student will have ADHD. The majority of these children will continue to experience impairing symptoms into adolescence and adulthood.
Some symptoms may include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over- activity). ADHD is characterized by prominent symptoms of inattention and/ or hyperactivity and impulsivity. These symptoms can lead to difficulty in academic, emotional, and social functioning. Studies in the United States indicate approximately 8%- 10% of children satisfy diagnostic criteria for ADHD (ADHD, medicine.net). The term ADD was once used to describe children with these symptoms, but ADD is no longer a DSM diagnosis.
While they try their best to deal with their child’s behavioural problems as best they can, the stigma from the child’s peers and teachers only make things that much harder. Ontop of that, children with ADHD also suffer from sleep problems, and while their energy level suggests the sleep is not needed, the lack of sleep definitely poses a problem on their behaviour during the rest of the day. As a result most mothers are extremely stressed out, and studies show that the stressful obligations that come with being the parent of a child with ADHD increase the parents’ alcohol consumption. (Harpin,
Noel Morris English 100 Professor Jenny Webster 6 May 2014 Foster Care: The Faulty System Many people assume kids in foster care are automatically doomed and do not have a future. It is also made known to both the youth and the public that they have no chance because of the negative statistics that are always publicized and those who are succeeding and making something of themselves are rarely heard about. Also, it is presumed that those who have been in foster care will experience homelessness, substance abuse, unemployment and other unfortunate outcomes (Facts About Foster Care, n.d.). It is the system’s fault for failing the youth and not properly preparing them for adulthood. The foster care system needs to make changes, so that youth are successful.
There might be some benefit keeping the students around until they turn 18, but the cons outweigh what’s the best interest to these kids. They disrupt other students, teachers, and are unmotivated to reach their potential, often find themselves stuck on a daily basis. Dropping out is the only choice they can have and limiting this very choice only makes things worse. Although I agree with Chapman, I think that Obama serves good intentions with this proposal but the idea may be thought not well enough. I believe that you cannot force kids into learning and even doing so, they will have a harder time attending classes than before.
If a parent is always stressed and worried there child will sense this and not feel as loved as a parent who is more warm and comforting. This does not mean that a parent doesn’t love their child but the way they are each emotionally will have an effect on their level of attachment. A child’s temperament can be shown at a very young age you will see this in the child’s level of activity, emotionally and socially. If a child is always upset and crying when they are at daycare or with a caregiver this will also affect their level of attachment it will be much harder for that child to be cared for and the love and comfort a child needs will not meet as the child’s temperament is affecting this attempt for attachment. A child’s temperament can affect a child's choice of activities and environments.
If I could change one thing in my community it would be to offer parenting classes. I listen to my friends complain about their relationship with their parents and the lack of communication between them often. What I have come to realize is that both parties don’t know that the relationship is broken and they need to change the way they are talking to each other because obviously it is not working. I believe that if parents knew different ways to talk and help their kids then more could get done in the relationship. It is hard raising kids and hurtful things can be said, but I just don’t think a parent should react in a hurtful manner.
Mina Pham Mrs.Costello Block: 4 16 April 2013 Oppositional Defiant Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a disorder in which children appear very stubborn and often angry reflecting behaviors such as frequent temper tantrums, arguing, defiance, non-compliance, externalizing blame, vindictiveness, and other behavior problems. In order to treat ODD patients, both the parents and children must take action to seek therapy and talk to a counselor in order control a child’s behavior. The best therapy for ODD is probably group and family therapies. Group therapies do not provide the same degree of therapist involvement with each client; however, it saves therapists’ time and clients’ money and it often is no less effective than individual
My definition of a dysfunctional family is one when there is malfunction; when the parents don’t meet the basic emotional needs for their children. The lack of emotional guidance from parents help contribute to the lack of social activeness for these children. It was not until I interacted with others that I soon realized the social effects of my upbringing. Statistically, being a part of a dysfunctional family, I was to grow up socially awkward and at a disadvantage with my social life. The naked truth behind the statistics my sister would continuously inform me of began to reflect me more as I would grow older.