Case Study


Jayden is an 8-year-old boy with autism.He was from Pathlight school in his early years of age and has since been studying in a mainstream school at the age of 7. Jayden is the oldest child in his family and has two younger sisters.


Jayden is a soft-spoken and quiet boy unless provoked.He is a compassionate boy and often shows concern when he sees his friends crying. Most of the time,he is in his own world and would not respond when people talk to him.He is verbal but have difficulty starting a conversation with his peers. Jayden never initiates conversations and rarely makes eye contact with other individuals. He could not handle rejections well and would result in a meltdown when he does not get his way. He exhibited self-stimulatory vocalizations most of the time-loud and distracting to others. Jayden’s social skills were poor—He would engage in some parallel play if directed to do so but would not seek out other children.


Jayden has a short span of attention and loses his focus easily during lesson time. He would spaced out rather quickly and gets distracted easily.During work time,he tends to get flustered when he sees his friend finishes their work first. He would get upset and wants to be the first/winner. He tends to get impatient at times,wanting to lend books from his friends when they are still reading it. He would also get upset when his friends refuses to lend their books to him,sometimes resulting in a meltdown. Jayden gets restless easily during work time and tends to ask for help quite often. He needed prompts to do his work whenever necessary. On some days,he has problem keeping his books away during work time. Jayden would usually not participate in class activities or during class discussions. He has a poor social interactions and would not respond when his peers talk to him.He would not initiate conversations and maintain poor eye contact with individuals. Jayden would tend to play on his own during recess time. At the beginning of the school term,he has difficulty going back to class after recess,resulting in a meltdown. It has gradually improved since then.