Case Study: Frozen

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1.) After reading this article and referring back to my notes, it is very apparent that Georgia is dealing with some very real struggles. Instead of moving forward in her development she is regressing and not meeting the milestones that she should be meeting. Some examples of this are: it is very clear that she is not at their level with her classmates in the schooling and she is behind. For instance, she appears to be careless where she did not use to be this way so much. Not only is she struggling academically but socially as well. Every aspect of her life seems to be affected by the changes she is going through. Many of these signs tend to be pointing to Georgia having a behavioral disorder. One of the major concerning factors is …show more content…
Georgia is struggling to make friends and to keep friends tells us that she is struggling to develop her social skills. In some behavioral disorders, it is said that it takes a long time to accomplish tasks and receive information. An example of this pertaining to Georgia is the length of time it takes her to get ready for school and in general. Another characteristic of behavioral disorders is the lack of ability to pay attention to something for a long period of time. An example of this is given when recognizing that Georgia cannot pay attention to her beloved movie “Frozen” for a long period of time. Regardless that she really enjoys this movie, she still doesn’t have the ability to focus on the task of watching it. Another noticeable behavioral disorder is being unable to listen to her brother while playing with him even as they play video games. There is something else I am concerned about regarding Georgia which is her academic struggle. It seems that she is exhibiting some learning difficulties which show the way she interacts with her teacher and her inability to demonstrate that she understands what she is taught at school and is able to explain or give an idea to what the lesson …show more content…
Although she does not exhibit all signs of A.D.H.D, she shows some characteristics that are in line with diagnosis such as inattention to detail which is obvious in her inability to focus on tasks, and failing to complete a task when motivated by her teacher to do so. She might be failing to be attentive to instructions and is unable to follow directions. She might also be over stimulated by visual and auditory environments, this makes her overwhelmed with the task at hand and may make her seem confused to how to react in such situations. Attention deficit disorders of both types can affect learning, and interactions with peers and adults. Attention deficit disorders may coexist with learning disabilities that are obvious in Georgia’s case. Georgia’s learning ability seems below average which is another indication that she might have either attention deficit disorder or another learning disability. Her inability to concentrate in class or when watching a movie indicates some kind of hyperactivity, she is unable to sit still for a long time. This is a common symptom of A.D.H.D. Georgia is also unable to focus on simple tasks such as getting ready for school

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