Jared – Hero of the Month

Name: Jared
Age: 9

Hero of the Month boy

Jared has been a patient on the residential unit for six months, and has previously been in our in-patient units multiple times. Throughout his residential stay, Jared has made tremendous progress and is considered stable at this time. He has been diagnosed with: Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Pervasive Development Disorder. All of these diagnoses make it very hard for Jared to function in society. When he was first admitted to the residential unit, he consistently wet the bed every night, was aggressive, violent and disrespectful, impulsive and explosive for unknown reasons, and had a challenging time following directions or accepting “no” for an answer. Throughout his stay, he has improved in almost all of these areas and has become independent in his daily activities. Jared now greets people with social acceptability and can easily engage in conversations. He has improved significantly in the classroom and can now use words to communicate his needs versus having an angry outburst. It is evident that he sees the progress in himself and aims to be successful if given the right amount of space and time. He continues to strive towards treatment and bettering himself – the definition of a true HERO!

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