Psy 490 Psychological Issue Summary

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Psychological Issue Summary

The Scenario
Ian is a 5 year old Caucasian male that exhibits average verbal skills, average cognitive skills, and appeared to be of average height and weight. When entering his assessment, it was noted that his clothing did not match, his hair was unkempt and his mother seemed frazzled at best.
When speaking to Ian’s mother prior to Ian’s assessment she indicated that she thought the difficulties she faced with Ian were normal until his Kindergarten teacher pointed out in a parent teacher conference that they were not. She also stated that since starting school, he seems to be very hard on himself, stating that he is stupid, and or not good enough.
When meeting with Ian, he exhibited rapid speech
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For example, If Ian is having trouble sitting down at the table at home doing his homework, his mother could try to use a reward system to get Ian to do his work. Medication might need to be used in order to help Ian deal with his disability. Medication would make the punishment and reward system work better, because the Ian will be able to cope with his ADHD in a better fashion. The reward and punishment system should work well for Ian. It will show him right from wrong and offer him with the communication skills needed to interact with other students. Once Ian has his disorder under control, it won’t be as difficult to get along with other students (Treatments).
Socialization Strategies
Ian case will need to have several observation, and studies. This will need to be done first in Ian’s daily environment. It can then be determined whether or not anything needs to be changed in that environment. Since Ian is having communication issues and is having a hard time interacting with his peers, Ian will likely need a primary model where he will be the observer. Ian will also need to have rewards and punishments when his actions are either positive or negative. Our environment can affect our behavior. Additionally, the people around us that act as role models can affect Ian’s action and behaviors so those around him daily need to be aware of their influence on him.
Psychologist Albert Bandura discovered the importance of behavior
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