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    Research the federal and state laws that govern your specific field of interest in psychology (child development, behavioral analysis, or substance abuse). Then summarize your research and then describe at least one ethical problem that you might anticipate while working with your fictitious client - 8 year old male, with ADHD. (ABA students should include any relevant information from the BACB guidelines for responsible conduct and disciplinary standards documents.)

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    Researchers suggest that in order to interact with other children a child must possess social competences such as: (a) being alert, (b) showing attention, (c) engaging in sustained activities, (d) maintaining focus on an activity, and (e) interacting with divided attention (e.g. engaging in a task while talking to another child (Molenaar & Raijmakers, 2000). A child's development according to Piaget's cognitive development theory theories go through four stages. Two processes underlie his theories: (1) the way children organize observations and experiences of the world, and (2) they way in which they adapt to the world. On this basis, children with disabilities or learning disorders (LD) must rely on the protection from state and federal laws.

    One group of children with disabilities benefitting from these laws is the child who has developed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a behavioral disorder that affects children's lives both socially and cognitively since they have difficulty understanding social rules. The child who is experiencing symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder that include inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity as described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR [APA], 2000).

    * Several federal laws govern childhood ...

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    The solution discusses fedeal and state that govern practices in psychology. It discusses the ethics consideed when working with clients.