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Name: Unknown
Sex: Female
Age: 10 yrs.
Academically Proficient

Teacher Observation:

Student is a 10 year old female who comes to school regularly and is academically on grade level. However, she occasionally comes to school smelling of urine, exhausted and is socially withdrawn from most of her peers. She spends most of her free time reading books in the book corner. Student seldom talks about home and refuses to explain her body odor. Student has expressed concern in regards to her mother and father fighting at home and it really bothers her.

The mother noted that student started wetting the bed a year ago, but has never had this issue in the past. Mother also stated that student was seen by medical doctors for “bedwetting” but no physical reasons for behavior were found. Mom has admitted to grounding, threatening and bribing, student but has found nothing that works. Mom says that dad works a lot and doesn't help her with this issue.

The Facts:
• Excellent student in K-3
• She was friendly and outgoing and had lots of friends.
• Fourth grade, the family moved to a new location and her uncle moved in with them in order to help pay expenses.
• She had difficult time in making friends in the new school.
• Children tended to tease her about her urine smell on occasion and she would end up in tears.
• She has withdrawn more and more into books and in spending time alone on the playground.
• Parents are fighting at home whereas they used to get along well until about 2 years ago.
• Student is upset about the fighting at home is getting worse and she doesn't know what to do.

Additional Information Needed:

• Based on the information in this case study, how would you proceed? Provide a rationale for your response.

What do you know about this child?

Background :
• Excellent student in K-3
• She was friendly and...