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Date of Birth:
Lebanon Middle School
219 Meriden Road
Guardian/Family Email Address:
Lives part-time with Dad and part-time with Mom. We believe Dad is single, mom has a boyfriend. 3 in dad's household, 6 in mom's household (two young kids (Tyson's half sibs) with boyfriend)
How many live in the household?
How many work and/or provide income to support the household?
Tyson spends time with both parents. At dad's house, Tyson is there with his brother Dominic. At mom's house there are also two young half-siblings. We are not sure if mom works. Mom is the one who interacts with the school-although neither parent exhibits much "with-it-ness" regarding academics and school functioning. It feels like there is not a lot of enrichment in Tyson's life-lack of world experiences.
Organizations / Mentor Programs:
None that we are aware of.
No. Tyson does not have a learning disability. He could best be described as an apathetic learner. He does not express much interest in school, although he is never disruptive or oppositional. Just not much engagement or expressed interest.
Victim of Sexual Abuse:
Perpetrator of Sexual Abuse:
Victim of Physical Abuse:
Threatening or Aggressive Behavior:
Required Physical Restraint:
Personality / Social Standing:
Tyson is an enigma. Hard to pinpoint what is different about this young man. He can be a bit strange socially. He will sometimes appear to be attention-seeking, making strange noises, yet then unaware or not caring what others think. For the most part, kids accept him as he is. He doesn't do anything offensive directly to others.
He is fine with authority. He will accept redirection, yet we have not found a way to help inspire him to care about himself and his academic/personal progress.
We describe Tyson as socially awkward. He seeks attention from his peers with annoying behavior. For instance he will kind of "act like a clown" but no one will find it funny. He doesn't seem bothered by this. His teacher describes him as young for his age-more like a boy in the 3rd grade. It is difficult to find something that engages him. It seems like he would be content just to sit all day and only joins in to participate when called on.
We perceive Tyson as a child who is fairly isolated outside of school. He doesn't seem to have any real-world experience. He lacks role models, real-life interactions that so many other kids have. He is a pleasant enough boy, but again, he has a kind of flat affect that is disconcerting.
Our feeling is that Tyson would thrive in the Mayhew program. It would expand his horizons to be away from home, living a much different experience amongst strong role models and with real expectations. He would be challenged daily in a positive way to stretch himself in ways he can't even imagine. Our hope is that Mayhew would give him an ability to see himself differently and hopefully start to engage in life and develop a hope for his future.
While Dad is the parent listed as first contact for residency purposes, Mom is the one who communicates with the school. Her contact information is: Cassie Devoid, email@example.com