Case Study of a Child with Autism

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CASE STUDY PROFILE A. GENERAL PROFILE Jasmine is an 11.8 years old girl. She was born on January 10, 2001 and the eldest of two siblings. In 2008, because of continued concerns with her being “makulit”, she was brought to Dr. Panlilio, a child neurologist. She was diagnosed with mild epileftiform seizures and was prescribed Keppra 250mg/day. In June 2011, she was brought to another child neurologist, Dr. Lucban for follow up. She was advised to continue medications and take a follow up EEG. She was further referred by her pediatrician to Dr. Mark Reysio Cruz for developmental assessment. The initial impression was Intellectual Disability and he recommended SPED schooling for her. Likewise, because she is of school age, she was also…show more content…
She is able to attend to entertaining materials for at least 60 minutes and attends to school or public lecture for more than 15 minutes. She is able to speak in full sentences and use plural nouns and verb tense. She is able to give information about herself such as age and birthday. However, she has some difficulty with expressing complex ideas. She is able to write in cursive most of the time and writes short notes or messages. She also reads books of at least fourth grade level when asked to do so. However, she does not use reading materials such as dictionary, and does not read on her own initiative. Based on the Kauffman Test of Educational Achievement Second Edition (KTEA-II), her letter and word recognition skills were within Below Average to Average range and performance was comparable to mid grade 2 level. Reading comprehension skills were within Lower Extreme to Below Average range and performance was comparable to mid –Grade 1 level. She was able to read single words and point to pictures depicting the word but has difficulty with understanding one-sentence instructions despite being able to read the sentence. She also has difficulty answering both literal and inferential questions. It indicates that she has difficulty with understanding the details of what she has read and analyzing/making conclusions about the passage. Spelling skills were within Below

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