Keri Wiginton Photography


Matthew Peck, 7, cries while his mother Cathy Peck, 42, tries to get him to finish his math lesson. Matthew has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia and exhibits anger and rage episodes.
Daily activities are listed on the refrigerator to remind Matthew of his responsibilities.
Due to Matthew's behavioral disorders, he spends much of his time playing at home in the family's three-bedroom mobile home.
Tia Cuyler, 26, left, works with Matthew during his speech therapy session.
 Jeffrey Leonbruno, right, watches Matthew perform a sensory integration exercise at Sensations Pediatrics Therapy.
Homework is very difficult for children with ADHD and Dyslexia. Matthew and his mother spend upwards of five hours a day on his school work.
Matthew and his brother play. Both have been diagnosed with behavioral disorders.
Matthew points a toy gun at his siblings.
Cathy gives her son a "squeeze" to help him calm down. He has left scars on all of his family members from biting and hitting during his rage episodes
Matthew grasps his mother's finger while doing his homework
 Before brushing his teeth, Matthew lies on the floor to protest the morning ritual.
All images are © Keri Wiginton, St. Petersburg Times or Chicago Tribune.