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Psy634 Psy 634_ Final Project.docx – Snhu

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Psy634 Psy 634_ Final Project.docx – Snhu

Ozzy is an 8-year-old boy who was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 6. Ozzy was born to a drug-addicted mother who self-medicated throughout her pregnancy. For the first few years of Ozzy’s life, his home environment was toxic and lacked stability and structure. Ozzy’s biological mother lost custody of him and his younger brother when Ozzy was 4-years-old, due to child abuse and neglect. Prior to their removal from their biological mother’s custody, Ozzy and his brother were exposed to verbal, emotional, and physical abuse. Ozzy and his brother went to live with their biological father, and their stepmom after being removed from their biological mother’s home. At which time, Ozzy had minimal skills in vocabulary and verbal communication. Rather than speaking, Ozzy would point to things he wanted or just burst into tantrums. His vocabulary was limited to profanities and baby-talk. Over the last four years, Ozzy has developed a significantly greater vocabulary skill set, and the ability to verbally communicate. Ozzy is currently in the 2nd grade and is reading at a kindergarten level. Although he has reached exceptional levels of vocabulary and verbal communication, he struggles severely with letter-to-sound recognition, sight word recognition, arithmetic, and multi-tasking. Ozzy becomes frustrated and emotional when attempting to read, and oftentimes reads letters and numbers out of the order they are written in. Currently, Ozzy attends tutoring sessions twice a week for both reading and math.

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Psy634 Psy 634_ Final Project.docx – Snhu

Ozzy is an 8-year-old boy who was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 6. Ozzy was born to a drug-addicted mother who self-medicated throughout her pregnancy. For the first few years of Ozzy’s life, his home-environment was toxic and lacked stability and structure. Ozzy’s biological mother lost custody of him and his younger brother when Ozzy was 4-years-old, due to child abuse and neglect. Prior to their removal from their biological mother’s custody, Ozzy and his brother were exposed to verbal, emotional, and physical abuse. Ozzy and his brother went to live with their biological father, and their stepmom after being removed from their biological mother’s home. At which time, Ozzy had minimal skills in vocabulary and verbal communication. Rather than speaking, Ozzy would point to things he wanted, or just burst into tantrums.

Psy634 Psy 634_ Final Project.docx – Snhu

His vocabulary was limited to profanities, and baby-talk. Over the last four years Ozzy has developed a significantly greater vocabulary skill set, and ability to verbally communicate. Ozzy is currently in the 2nd grade, and is reading at a kindergarten level. Although he has reached exceptional levels of vocabulary and verbal communication, he struggles severely with letter-to-sound recognition, sight word recognition, arithmetic, and multi-tasking. Ozzy becomes frustrated and emotional when attempting to read, and oftentimes reads letters and numbers out of the order they are written in. Currently, Ozzy attends tutoring sessions twice a week for both reading and math. In the upcoming school year, Ozzy will be tested for other learning deficits. Also, Ozzy has continuously attended counseling sessions over the last four years and has begun to develop coping skills and stress management skills for the frustration and negative attitude he deals with when attempting to read and write while in school and at home.

Psy634 Psy 634_ Final Project.docx – Snhu

As defined by The American Psychological Association (2020), dyslexia is “A neurologically based learning disability manifested as severe difficulties in reading, spelling, and writing words and sometimes in arithmetic.” A common misconception of this diagnosis is that those living with dyslexia are unintelligent and/or lack motivation. According to D’Mello & Gabrieli, 2018, “Developmental dyslexia is characterized by a persistent reading difficulty that cannot be explained by sensory deficits, cognitive difficulties, lack of motivation, or lack of reading instruction (Lyon, Shaywitz, & Shaywitz, 2003).”. Dyslexia is also characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition, poor spelling, and decoding skills (Raschle, Chang & Gaab, 2011).

Psy634 Psy 634_ Final Project.docx – Snhu

  

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