Intellectual Disorder Case Study
Secondary diagnosis: Intellectual disability.
The claimant was a 7 year and 11 month old boy.
Alleged disability: learning disability, could not speak understandable words, could not tie his shoes, could not wipe himself after using the toilet, and hyperactivity.
His mother reported that he was unable to cut geometric shapes with scissors, unlock a key lock, could not follow simple directions, and did not say his last name when asked for his full name. He could not count above number 10, did not know his phone number, did not tell stories from memory, and did not understand the use of money. He needed help with all his personal hygiene and grooming, as well as for getting dressed; he could only brush his teeth. He could not stand still for a minute, did not listen, and did not play well with other children. He received special education services. He had difficulty explaining the reason he did something and sometimes he used …show more content…
He “produced only 8 words during the entire session in response to the PLS-4” (Preschool Language Scale -4 test). His mother reported that the claimant “daydreams a lot, and is in his own world.” He had significant delay in his receptive and expressive language skills. He did not use gestures to indicate his wants; he communicated through screams, crying, grunting, and vocalizing some word sounds. He did not recognize himself in the mirror. He had severe delays in all areas of communication, as well as delay in personal-social, emotional, fine motor, and cognitive skills. He had a moderate delay in his adaptive skills. The testing results indicated that he was eligible for the special services from the Birth to Three Program. He had seasonal asthma that was controlled with