Create a simulated case study, releant to your area of specialization, of an adolescent who presents developmental challenges related to Erikson’s age- or stage-related milestones expected at his or her age.
The adolescent and his or her strengths and challenges.
A challenge for the adolescent in terms of identity and self-concept.
The medical, family, and social context.
The developmental challenges that were evident in the behavior of the adolescent.
Evidence in the case that the adolescent struggles by not meeting the expected milestones of Erikson’s theory of adolescent development.
Individual and cultural factors that theory and/or research indicate could impact the adolescent’s development.
Any other factors you deem appropriate based on your understanding of the theory and related research.
To develop this case, you should:
Explore theory and research related to development linked to adolescence.
Utilize current research on adolescent brain development to describe potential outcomes linked to brain development at this age, including important considerations in the case you are developing.
Develop your case study further by creating an environmental context for the adolescent. Include any specific issues that you want to explore through research, such as influences of a specific culture or ethnicity or specific socioeconomic status.
Maintain a resource list of the materials you consulted to build your case.