If a child appears to be behind their peer group in any area, the child may have a learning disability. Besides the parents, the early childhood educators have a significant role in observing the development of the children they serve. The signs that parents and early childhood educators should watch for are: signs of uneven development in informal self-directed play, the lagging of motor development such as quality of movement and how well the child is coordinated, evidence of delays in communication with other children and adults, evidence of problems with memory and attention, and the delays in socialization in a variety of social settings. Some of the assessments used to diagnosis are criterion-referenced assessment, which evaluates the child’s mastery of specific skills, and standardized screening, and diagnostic instruments. The use of these assessment techniques can assist in determining if the child displays uneven patterns of development which indicate a learning disability. Early intervention strategies improve the child’s chances of future school success. It also reduces the need for special education services in later years, and minimizes the loss of self-esteem from repeated school failures. (Early Childhood,
A fourth grade student who will be called AB, for the purpose of anonymity, has had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). AB reads at kindergarten level and is able to complete basic math computations at a first grade level. Although the student has had an IEP since kindergarten and has received specially designed instruction on a regular, he has made little progress in the general education classroom. He has received push-in interventions in the general education setting and small-group instruction in the learning resource center at the elementary school where he has attended since kindergarten. AB’s IEP was recently amended to increase his service minutes to 180 minutes per day because he is making slow academic
“Only 50 years ago persons with intellectual disabilities were scorned, isolated and neglected. Today, they are able to attend school, become employed and assimilate into their local community” (Nelson Mandela). Prior to the later part of the 20th century people with intellectual disabilities were often ridiculed, treated unfairly, feared, and locked away in institutions. According to Rhonda Nauhaus and Cindy Smith in their article Disability Rights through the Mid-20th Century, The laws of any nation reflect its societal values. The real life issue of discrimination towards people with intellectual disabilities in the United States and Australia is demonstrated in the novel, Of Mice and Men by showing how this issue affects one of the main characters, Lennie Smalls.
In the first session, I observed a four year old boy diagnosed with communication disorder. From the data
Being able to work with both children and adults has allowed me to broaden my view of what the field of speech language pathology will consist of. During my freshman year, in the spring semester of 2014, I was able to volunteer in Marquette’s clinic and take data for an SLP graduate student who was working with an adult with an intellectual disability. This experience allowed me to broaden my basic knowledge of the field of speech-language pathology. Also this past fall semester of 2016, I was able to work with an SLP graduate student in Marquette’s clinic, where we provided therapy to a preschool-aged client. We worked together in creating activities to target his speech language disorder, using both hybrid and clinician-directed approaches throughout the semester. By the end of the semester, we were able to observe very positive results concerning both his receptive and expressive language, which was highly rewarding to see. I am also going to be working in Marquette’s Clinic again next semester where I will be working with clients who have aphasia. This opportunity will allow me to further my knowledge and interest of individuals who I have a special interest
Dominic was observed during the morning in his third grade class. At the start of the observation, a selected group of students, including Dominic, were instructed to sit on a rug for an activity. Dominic sat on the rug for a couple of seconds before he got up and went to his desk to look for an item. Dominic could not find the item at his desk, so he headed to a shelf and grabbed a paper. He then headed back to the rug and took a seat. During the activity, Dominic appeared to listen to the teaching assistant as she reviewed letter sounds. Furthermore, Dominic had his fingers in his mouth, biting his nails during the activity. After the activity, Dominic headed back to his desk as instructed by the teaching assistant. The class was instructed to start a “spelling sort” activity. During the activity, he cut out and glued printed words from a worksheet onto his notebook. Occasionally, Dominic talked with a peer seated next to him. Once Dominic finished the activity, he placed his notebook into his desk. He briefly looked around the room before his general education teacher, Mrs. Hippchen, asked “OK Dominic, what do we do now?” He then pulled out a book from his desk and began reading.
The client had an L-hemisphere CVA on 8/11/10. After the stroke, the client was admitted for a 5 day acute care hospitalization and then into an inpatient rehab setting for six weeks for one hour every day. Through a speech evaluation, the client was diagnosed with a mild anomic aphasia and mild apraxia of speech. The client 's goals are to improve her mobility, communication, and return home. This session was a re-assessment six months after she was discharged from the inpatient rehab setting.
Learning difficulty/disability- Some examples could be people not being able to walk and eat solid foods which could affect their emotional state and mental state of mind.
The four unidentified female bodies have now been identified •AminaAgisheff, 36. Last seen July 7, 1982, leaving Seattle apartment. Remains found April 18, 1984, near Highway 18 and Interstate 90.
The condition is progressive and worsens over time; in the later stages, people with dementia become unable to carry out everyday activities and find it difficult to convey their thoughts and feelings. As the symptoms become more profound, they
As Jean Kinney states in their book, “Loosening the Grip”, Kinney defines relapse the resumption of the drug or alcohol. Mr. Potter considers himself a recovered problem drinker after 6 years of therapy and individual counseling, he has slowed down his drinking. Potter has had a few bumps in the road such as divorcing his wife of 15 years, under going test for colon cancer and problems with his family about his alcoholic parents that he refuses to send money to help pay for their expenses. Now the first thing that I see wrong is the fact that he believes himself to be a recover problem drinker yet he still drinks continuously. Potter has done therapy and individual counseling for years and he knows exactly what to say and do in order to stay out of trouble, after his DWI arrest 15 years ago. Both his parents are unemployed alcoholics that are getting support
On July 29, 2015, myself, my husband and the interpreter Wilma; we went to a meeting with a specialist named Wendy. It was mentioned in the meeting that Vinny is more organized, the school is well organized, also, she went in the school for two days to observe Vinny, she said that she like it, and she said that Vinny is progressing, I asked in what is progressing, because I don’t see nothing new, and she told me to wait until her report is done. I spoke about Vinny goals, the school set the goals very low and of course he will do it because he does it already in the house every day , for example : wash his hands, brush his teeth….In behavior ,social, hygiene, independence, also communicating using the IPad, and he learned how to handle his
Due to Miles age of three, most treatments and interventions will likely be centered on games. Miles fifth and final goal is to improve physical abilities particularly the ability to purposefully and successfully move the right elbow, wrist and hand. To assist with this goal, the therapist assistant should provide Miles with an activity with a purposeful goal to facilitate purposeful movement. Appropriate interventions would be games like pass with a ball like a baseball and magnetic darts. These task involve the movement of the hands, wrist and elbow, in order to complete the tasks. Multiple adaptation can be made to the task as well to help or challenge facilitation, such as the size and weight of the dart or ball, the distance and size of the target, the position being thrown from
Non-medical use of prescription drugs is prevalent among college students. Various publications have indicated that the abuse of prescription drugs on campus is becoming a major concern of medical practitioners (Weyandt and DuPaul). Although there are policies in place to reduce the access to prescription drugs, studies have revealed that these drugs are very accessible to students on campus. Stimulant medications, which are used to to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, are heavily used by college students. ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that first appears in childhood and often continues well into adulthood. A person suffering from this disorder may have difficulties concentrating
Developmental Milestones are a set of functional skills which most of the children can perform at a certain age. Every milestone has a certain age limit. Some may achieve it early and some may do it a bit late as every child is unique. Premature babies achieve these milestones slightly late as compared to their healthier counterparts.