Jenny case 1

Jenny, an 18-month-old girl, was brought to the clinic by her mother. Jenny was referred to the clinic due to lack of interest to interact. Her mother also reported that Jenny’s behaviors can be very unpredictable. She is very shy and has terrible temper tantrums. Jenny lives at home with her parents, two older brothers, and one younger brother. Jenny’s father reportedly has motor coordination and attention problems. Family history: Her father’s sister was
diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. Her oldest brother had been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome based on a multidisciplinary evaluation and has difficulties with balance, coordination, motor planning, attention, distractibility, and anxiety. By parent report, her other brother displays mild social difficulties, motor coordination problems, mild language delay, attention problems, and a high activity level.

The writer should support the below responses with at least four sources (at least one source from his/her own research on this topic). One source from Chapters 7 and 8 of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and Chapter 31.6, 31.13, and one source from 31.14 of Kaplan & Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry. To equal a total of four sources.

  1. What are some key developmental milestone at this age?
  2. Discuss two important assessments of this child.
    3.What appropriate assessment methods/tools would you use and why?
  3. What is the possible diagnoses for the patient and why?
  4. Discuss evidence-based approach and intervention plan.

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