Child Background : Brad Jefferson Essays

1348 Words Jun 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Child Background Brad Jefferson, a caucasian male, was born in Medina Hospital on January 14, 2009. Brad is currently seven (7) years old and lives in Brunswick, Ohio with his mother, father, and two brothers (twins, age 9). Brad was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), a phonological disorder, hereinafter referred to PWS at the age of two (2). PWS as defined by the National Organization for Rare Disorders is a genetic multisystem disorder characterized during infancy by lethargy, diminished muscle tone (hypotonia), feeding difficulties, and poor weight gain. In childhood, features of this disorder include short stature, small genitals and an excessive appetite because affected individuals do not feel satisfied after completing a mean (satiety). Without intervention, this can lead to overeating and the gradual onset of obesity. The food compulsion requires constant supervision. Individuals with severe obesity may have an increased risk of cardiac insufficiency, sleep apnea, diabetes, and other serious conditions that can cause life-threatening complications. All individuals with PWS have some cognitive impairment that ranges from low normal intelligence with learning disabilities to mild to moderate intellectual disability. Behavioral problems are common and can include temper tantrums, obsessive/compulsive behavior, and skin picking. Motor milestones and language development are often delayed. PWS occurs due to abnormalities affecting certain genes in a specific…

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