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Assessing and Treating Children and Adolescents with Disruptive Behaviors
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Assessing and Treating Children and Adolescents with Disruptive Behaviors: The Case of the Hyperactive Child
Client Assessment
The client is an African-American child aged between 8 and 12. Her identifying symptom is the inability to remain calm when the situation requires her to, such as during counseling, where she keeps nagging the counselor to play (APA, 2013). She also talks excessively during the session, displays intrusive behavior such as using the counselor’s things without permission, and seeks to play in situations when play is inappropriate (APA, 2013). She displays a tendency to blurt out answers without giving the same much thought, such as when she refers to the counselor as ‘stupid’ for leaving his things out. Further, she seems to be ‘on-the-go’ as if anxiously waiting for the session to end so that she can play. She plays with a toy throughout the session, signifying lack of concentration. The client…

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