Background And Developmental History : The 's Parents Are From Mexico

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Childs Background and developmental history: Both Riccardo’s parents are from Mexico in the city of Puebla. Matilda is very fluent in English. Upon their arrival in the USA, she was encouraged to take ESL classes, which she did twice a week. Matilda and Antonio both have a history of diabetes and hypertension in their families. Only one grandma is still alive and lives in Mexico; she is seventy six and has hypertension. Matilda is very concerned for herself and Riccardo as she is overweight, she monitors Riccardo’s sweet intake and only allow sweet treats on occasions. Matilda tries to prepare cultural foods using more healthy alternatives to avoid fats, sweets and carbohydrates, but this is challenging as it alters the taste.

Matilda had a good pregnancy except for preeclampsia that occurred in the latter stages. Her blood pressure kept rising and was difficult to maintain normal readings so Riccardo was delivered by C section. Riccardo’s was a happy and healthy baby and parents were very happy to have him, though

they were not yet married. Riccardo once had an allergic effect after going trip to the farm. His eyes got itchy and he had severe redness and swellings all over his body, which led to hospitalization for two days. It was never explained to the family what really happened. He also had minor seasonal allergies that were treated by Benadryl off and on.

How disability was first noticed :After picking up Riccardo from school one day at the age of three,…

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