Chandler- 4 year old, Caucasian male with Developmental Delay Disorder…
Chandler- 4 year old, Caucasian male with Developmental Delay Disorder
4 year old male, diagnosed with a Developmental Delay. Child has very little communication skills, gets very frustrated when he does not receive what he wants. Child enjoys play with others but gets frustrated with other children when they do not understand what he wants, and vice versa. Child loves toys that make noises and light up. Family is heavily involved in child's life and want to see him thrive so they can enjoy public places and have fun together. Child is in pre-kindergarten and enjoys being in class with other students.
Child is a 4 year old male diagnosed with Developmental Delay Disorder. He enjoys school with peers and playing with toys. Child does not communicate well with others when it comes time to asking for what he wants from peers or adults. This results in many tantrums.
Tasks are completed by the child when he is told what to do. Though, when the child wants to communicate with others, parents are continuously asking, "What is wrong, how can we help?" Tasks may need modifying and adapting. Caregivers should be a part of all tasks
Communication Board: using this board will help the child choose the pictures and words to formulate a sentence that expresses what he wants or needs. There are different objects, basic needs, and fun pictures of toys that can be used with this board.
PDMS: used to assess his gross and fine motor skills.
After using the assessments, we will then develop a client profile, determine the child's needs for communication, and explore AT options.
BDI: used to assess his communication skills, social skills, and daily routines.
Child has involved and supportive mom and dad. Child goes to preschool 4 time a week and plays well with children until conflict arises where he cannot express his wants and needs. At home, he plays alone, with parents and with the family dog.
Tools provided for the child include communication board and various toys that make noise and light up.
Long Term Goal:
Within 12 weeks, Chandler will form phrases on his communication board, without verbal cues or tantrums, for 4 weeks, in preparation for expressive communication.
Short Term goal:
Within 6 weeks, Chandler will form phrases on his communication board, with verbal cues, from the caregiver, for 4 consecutive weeks, in preparation for expressive communication.
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