Good morning students teachers judges and fellow competitors. Amanda Todd was born in 1996 in British Columbia, Canada and was a happy and easygoing person. Until she met anonymous person on Facebook who praised her so much she decided to flash her shirtless chest to him. 1 full year later the same person or another anonymous person sent her the picture and it exploded creating a mass of bullying and teasing to the point that she had to change schools several times, her good name was ruined. She had no more friends, she was getting beaten up by some of her own classmates.
Melba Pattillo Beals was born on the same day of the Pearl Harbor attack. When Melba was born, she was detected scalp infection in which cause multiple medical complications. Her life was at risk due to the fact that she was African American and was not given proper medical care by the doctors. The doctors and nurses did not do much to save newborn Melba. Melba’s mother, Lois, took it to herself to help her daughter survive.
It is clear that keeping a secret for a whole school year would be a challenge, and the characters, setting, and theme all contribute to the success of the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Melinda moved on from the challenge of not speaking and finally spoke up in the end and that made everything in her life change for the better. The novel continues to be popular because of the message to speak up when nothing is going your way. Melinda got raped and did not tell anyone about this terrifying memory until the end of the school year. She lived a rough life through her first year of high school.
Karta is a 12 year old African American girl, who has experienced a long history of trauma. She was referred to me by her school social worker Ms. Johnson who reports that she has academic problems, severe inattention, hyperactivity, physical violent tantrums and is disrespectful to her peers and teachers. Karta was raised in a single parent household during the first few years of her life. Karta’s father died in a car accident before she was born so she never got a chance to meet him. Karta’s mother Michelle became depressed and turned to alcohol to cope with her pain.
Ruth Rankin received some devastating at her 20-week ultrasound. She was told that her daughter would probably not survive after birth. Ruth 's daughter had a rare brain disorder. The doctors suggested that Ruth terminate her pregnancy, but she refused. Even though Ruth 's daughter was not supposed to survive, she is now four years-old.
When Sophia’s mother was giving birth, the doctor had made a medical mistake, resulting in Sophia becoming deaf for the rest of her life. It is unclear what the medical mistake entailed, but it greatly impacted the life of Sophia and how she developed as a young girl. Sophia and her husband have three children of their own, and none of them are hearing impaired. She is worried for her younger two sons because they are not exposed to language as other children may be. She is afraid that they will develop problems with communicating and learning, similar to their oldest daughter.
.When I gazed into the eyes of my grandmother and my hero, I had no idea that those familiar brown eyes no longer knew who I was. I knew she was stumbling in life and that for the first time in over 10 years, she was separated from my grandfather and placed into an assisted living community.
Kristin, and her son Jake, who was diagnosed with autism before the age of three, have been an inspiration to family’s around the world who have dealt with the same problems as them. Kristine shared her story by creating a book named The Spark since then many parents have stopped relying so much on schools, and teachers to help them give their kids a normal childhood. Schools and Teachers need to do their part to give these students the opportunity that every other student gets. My point is that students with autism shouldn 't be in special-ed classes. Autism is the struggle to develop social abilities, languages, and other communication skills that are usual to others.
HSe has only ever had two friends which were her neighbors so making friends is very hard for her because she is shy. Family History: Her parents had another child before Anastasia but he died in a car accident in his preschool playground which is why her parents home schooled her. The mother suffers from anxiety and depression and her father suffers from anxiety but has never been treated for it.
She was bullied by people I knew, by my best friends. And instead of stopping them, I joined them.” (Davis 212). Katherine explained why she got involved, and went on to say that she was not strong enough to say no. Gaining enough strength, she managed to tell the truth, “I don’t deserve to represent the state of Washington at a pageant or anywhere else… this will be my final pageant…
The only thing they are responsible for is the genes that made the child born with those traits. The writer for The NY Times Magazine based most of her research on Michael and his family. Their family is a prime example that ineffective parenting is not the cause. His parents noticed that Michael had behavior problems since he was three years old and from then until present had done everything in their power to get him the help he needed. His mother actually had a degree in child psychology so she was frustrated that everything she learned and tried would not work with Michael.
About how I was missing out on joining the high school team and all the scholarships that go along with being as talented as she thought I was. Although some of her words hurt me, I was glad to have my feelings be heard and to be fixing my happiness. On the other hand, my mother did not feel the same alleviation as I did and proceeded to ignore me for three days. That hurt the most, but in those three days I had a chance to reflect on why my mother was acting this way. I figured she was living vicariously through me; she was no longer the young go getter
When the baby is born, it is usually a stillbirth, or they die shortly after they are born. The condition usually makes that babies unconscious, deaf, blind, and some are even unable to feel pain. However, with all of these defects, the baby might still have reflexes, such as breathing and responding to
But before she died she taught me alot i didnt see her at all but on the phone we would talk a lot and when we did she would talk to me about life her life in particular and about my grandpa who died when i was 3. When she died a month before my mom was devastated when she got the news about her grandma being sick since to her she was like a mom. So my mom wanted to go back to see her, she knew if she left she wouldn 't be able to come back but she was willing to risk it. My grandmother called us and she explained to my mom saying no matter if she came or didn 't there was no way she was going to get better and she was right.
Even though she is 6 years old, Kathy’s disability causes her to develop at a 2 and half year old level as confirmed by a developmental test. Kathy’s mother describers her as the size of a 3 and a half year old child. Kathy attends a special education classroom in a regular public school. Kathy was referred for occupational therapy(OT) due to her consistent delay in function. Kathy will be receiving three sessions of OT per week for 30 minutes.