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Candidate Data:
First Name: 
Mark
Last Name: 
Ofori-Appiah Jr.

Date of Birth:

Age:

07

-

09

-

2011

10

School:

McDonough

Grade:

4

Guardian Info:

First Name:

Sara

Last Name:

Nagy

Address:

323 Concord St.

Apt B

Manchester

NH 

03104

Guardian/Family Phone:

Guardian/Family Email Address:

904-432-6685

Living Situation:

Single Mother

Financial Situation:

Medicaid:

Yes

Free/Reduced Lunch:

Yes

TANF:

SNAP:

How many live in the household?

5

How many work and/or provide income to support the household?

0

Household Situation:

Mark lives with his mother and 3 older siblings. He mentions a stepdad sometimes, but I am unsure if he lives with them. He tells me that his biological father lives in Africa and only speaks on the phone with him occasionally. Mark has a hostile relationship with his mother and older brother. His mother makes negative comments about Mark in front of him. His older brother gets in physical altercations with him and is also involved in the courts but unsure of the reason. Mark does not seem to have any positive connections, role models, or praise in his home. He is constantly in attention-seeking mode when at school.

Organizations / Mentor Programs:

None that we are aware of

Special Assistance:

Mark has an IEP with a primary coding of OHI (Other Health Impairment). He receives behavioral support from our EBD specialist and participates in an individual and class token incentive system. He meets weekly with the guidance counselor for "lunch bunch" with classmates.

Health Concerns:

He was recently diagnosed with ADHD.

Victim of Sexual Abuse:

unknown

Perpetrator of Sexual Abuse:

unknown

Victim of Physical Abuse:

He and his brother are physical with each other. We are unsure if parents are.

Threatening or Aggressive Behavior:

He is not aggressive at school.

Required Physical Restraint:

N/A

Personality / Social Standing:

He is a bright student and has great academic potential. At times, he has an unsafe body because he has difficulty sitting still, he is clumsy, messy, disorganized, and disruptive in class. He is constantly attention-seeking. He likes to be the class clown and will pretty much say or do anything to make people laugh at him. He responds well to positive reinforcement and praise and is respectful of authority figures. With the right role models and positive experiences, he will learn how to help others and has the potential to be a great leader.

Behavioral Patterns:

He is always seeking attention. He wants to be the "class clown" and make everyone laugh. His teacher can't get through a lesson without being disrupted by Mark. He is smart, outgoing and charming, but he has trouble focusing, completing tasks, and organizing materials. He will say and do inappropriate things to get a reaction. He does much better in a small group or alone when he doesn't have an "audience."

Remarks:

Mark is very creative and kind when he knows that kindness will be reciprocated. Mark loves to make up stories and share them with the class. He also loves to help me during the day whenever he can. A weakness would be that Mark wants any attention, whether positive or negative. He craves it because he does not get it at home. He will do this by helping, but he will also do it by telling jokes that are inappropriate to get a laugh, or by being loud to disrupt the class. Mark would greatly benefit from a summer program where he will have strong male role models and peers that he can socialize with. When he is at home he does not receive the safe and loving attention that he needs to thrive. The only male interaction he has is with siblings he does not get along with and constantly gets into trouble with. In school he has male role models that inspire him to be better and to do better. He has a behavior system in place where he is rewarded for positive behavior and is held responsible for his negative behavior but also earns rewards for his whole class. If he goes the entire summer without structure and positive role models, he will regress. Thank you for your consideration :)