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Scott is an 8 year old boy who resides with his mother and father in rural Louisiana. His mother is reportedly suffering from schizophrenia. Both of his parents are heavy marijuana users. Scott is currently in 1st grade and his teacher has reported that over the past year he has had a number of significant issues which has prompted a referral to the school social worker. Scott often comes to class in very dirty clothing and it seems as though he has not had a bath in weeks. He has a strong odor to him and the other kids avoid him. Scott on numerous occasions has soiled himself which has prompted him being sent home from school. He has also urinated on himself on multiple occasions. In these cases, he changes into clothing that the school has required he keep in his cubby. Scott has been seen by an MD and there is no physiological reason for his “accidents”.
The teacher also reports that on a few occasions when Scott opened his backpack roaches scurried out. She also states that he tends to be “off in space” during his activities in class and when the teacher is speaking to him. She says that he often blurts out answers and refuses to raise his hand. He makes many mistakes on his homework and in class activities. When he is given chores to do at school (he does not have any at home), he often does “half the job” and wanders off. He rarely if ever turns in his homework. He is constantly losing his markers and pencils and cannot seem to stay in his seat, while he is seated he is constantly tapping his pencil, or making disruptive noises (quacking, barking…). When he is finally on task, the smallest noises will distract him. He refuses to wait his turn in the snack or lavatory line and often interrupts conversations and seems to always be talking. He is at risk of being held back in first grade. Mom has confirmed these behaviors at home as well.
Mom reports that when Scott is not in school he is off in the swamps. He often brings home snakes, baby alligators and other creatures despite being told that he should not do this. He stays out from dawn until dusk and speaks occasionally about the men he “hangs out with “ in the swamps. However over the past three weeks mom has reported that Scott has been staying in the house and sitting on the couch, seemingly “stuck to it” and not going into the swamps. She reports he has difficulty falling asleep and wakes early. He seems “down in the dumps” and barely touches his dinner. He seems much more “edgy” than usual and become annoyed very easily.
DCF has been called and has been working with the family for years on getting the house “rodent and insect free”.
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