Reading is very powerful, it has the ability to transport the reader into the narratives shoes and can make one see, feel, and imagine being the characters in the book. In Terry Trueman 's Novel, “Stuck in Neutral” Trueman makes the reader become immersed in the world of the main character, Shawn. Shawn McDaniel is a fourteen your old boy with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects Shawn’s motor skills, and control. Shawn has no way of communicating with his family, and they believe he has no higher functioning skills. However, Shawn has a phenomenal memory and can respond very well to people, but only in his mind. His cerebral palsy left his entire body to paralyze and unable to even blink as a means of communication. Trueman starts “Stuck in Neutral” when Shawn giving the reader of an overview of his life and family which consists of his mother, sister, brother, and his father who divorced Shawn’s mother. Shawn states early in the reading his father divorced his mother because he could not “deal” with Shawn and
Mental health issues ranging from the doubts and uncertainties have become a part of daily routine, towards serious long term situation which can be very complex for managing and having a diversifying impact on the overall live of the people. The usual child health leads to contribute towards overall development (Watson & Le Couteur, 2011). Therefore it is important to take special care of people with complex disability as they turn out to be sensitive enough about the situation and environment they are living in.
“2.2 million people in the United States depend on a wheelchair for day-to-day tasks and mobility. 6.5 million people use a cane, a walker, or crutches to assist with their mobility”. Every single day, people varying in ages, struggle to live their lives due to conditions out of their control. Whether it be life threatening or not, it can have effects that are both socially and emotionally harming. Although some of them may change appearances on the outside, other people cannot forget that all people, not matter the disability, have brains and personalities of their own that may not be seen to the human eye. The book Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, shares the story of Melody, a girl who is much more than her cerebral palsy: she is brilliant.
World Health Organization (WHO) has defined disability as an umbrella term for impairments. Disability is an individual with a health condition such as Down syndrome cerebral palsy and depression, body functioning or structure on activity limitation. WHO, (2016) supported that people with learning difficulties they deserve privacy and dignity like everyone
Sophia Mendez is a 34 year old married female, born female. She was born in San Antonio, Chile and later migrated to the United States when she was a young girl about the age of 16 with members of her family in order to gain more educational and economic opportunity. Sophia does not currently work, but she is mainly a stay-at-home mom, caring for her and her husband’s three children. Sophia does attend classes at a near-by college. They live in a home that in which Sophia, her husband, and three children reside. Sophia referred her and her family to Child Development Resources (CDR) on a voluntary basis and is seeking support with the development of her children, but since she is a part of the Deaf and hard of hearing community, and has limited speech it may present some troubles in how she receives services in different agencies. She and her family has sought services from CDR willingly and willingly participates in services and events.
Over the past few months, the class has been discussing typical and atypical language development and the assessment and intervention of children with language delay or disorder. In line with this, the students were asked to observe children aged 0-12 years old with language problems for 2 hours. For this requirement, I went to a therapy center situated in Quezon City last November 16, from ten (10) A.M. to twelve (12) N.N. The center has multiple rooms that are used for speech therapy and occupational therapy. During my observation, two speech pathologists and two children with language disorder were sharing one speech therapy room.
It is vital to monitor a childâ€TMs sequence and rate of the developments in order to determine what type help they may or may not need in future. Each child in care could be recorded all areas of developments. Through the reference of the sequences, monitor what children can or cannot do at a specific stages in their lives. As said, while most children follow the same common pattern of development, they may reach the milestones at different ages, depending on each of the individual childâ€TMs ability and a range of personal and external factors that may affect them. The order in which the development of children would happen and the speed in which it would happen are
I. INTRODUCTION PHILOSOPHY/GOALS Describe your program and/or agency philosophy and goals here. CLIENT PROFILE/ADMISSION CRITERIA A profile of the client population using the CDER - provide a narrative regarding the client population to be served at your facility. Include a summary of the clients’ nursing and developmental priority needs. The profile should
Auggie has felt stereotype threats because of his Mandibulofacial Dysostosis identity. An example would be auggie having to wear hearing aids because his hearing isn’t excellent because of his Mandibulofacial Dysostosis. In the book Wonder, “Ever since I was little, the doctors told my parents that someday I’d need hearing aids. I don’t know why this always freaked me out a bit: maybe because anything to do with my ears bothers me a lot. My hearing was getting worse, but I hadn’t told anyone about it. The ocean sound that was always in my head had been getting louder. It was drowning out people’s voices, like I was underwater. I couldn’t hear teachers if I sat in the back of the class. But I knew if I told Mom or Dad about it, I’d end up with
Having the right knowledge, skills and experience in understanding how children or young people develop are very important tools for early years practitioners. We must put to mind that each child born to this world is unique; they are born with different characters and their personalities and behaviours are formed and influenced by variety of factors. These factors may affect their ways of interacting to the environment and community or setting in which they live in.
The prenatal diagnostics and prenatal screening being routine procedures should be considered as advantage of modern medicine. It helps to reveal wide spectrum of fetus abnormal conditions, but not only congenital defects and malformations. Early detection of many of them could help to perform surgical correction and necessary management as soon as possible in order to save newborns’ lives. On the other hand, this method is widely discussed and it has many opponents, and in some countries prenatal diagnostic procedures is not considered now as a screening method. Main ethical issues are terminations of pregnancies in case of malformations, which may be supposed as eugenical abortion, inform consent and problem of decision-making process. This problem is closely related to moral status of fetus, ethical issue about the value of life and problem of what kind of condition should be tested for.
The three criteria are intellectual functioning, adaptive behavior, and educational performance. Intellectual functioning is usually measured by a test called an IQ test. In adaptive behavior, what a child can do compared to other children of their age, and in educational performance a child’s language development and communication; cognition and general knowledge is measured as well as their written language, reading and mathematics (Intellectual Disabilities FAQ, n.d). In my opinion both of the websites are valuable because they provide the definition of intellectual disabilities as well strategies for teachers and parents. They also provide signs and symptoms that can occur in children with intellectual disabilities. This is important in the determination process. These sites also provide great information on how intellectual disabilities are diagnosed. The Center for Parent Information and Resources website provides help information for babies, toddlers, and school-aged children. It also provides educational considerations as well as the different organizations and resources that are available to provide support for children who have an intellectual disability. The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities provides the history context of intellectual disability and how it has changed over time. Also understanding the criteria’s in which a
The present paper attempts to highlight the concept of rehabilitation and rehabilitation psychology with the primary focus on the rehabilitation of people, the goals, process, the professionals involved, competence requires as well as problems faced in the rehabilitation are described. The emerging field as rehabilitation psychology emphasizes on the types of intervention programs, activities, outcomes, applications and services given. The most essential aspect of rehabilitation being disability, therefore focus has been given on the definition and classification of disability along with a glimpse on the causes. The major models of disability have been discussed with major concern on the causes of disability and the beliefs associated with