Genie Wiley’s Background Genie Wiley is a pseudonym of a girl that went through many trials in her life. All of which had been bottled up in the horrors of living in a small room for twelve years in confinement with her abusive father. Reason for her being inside a room for twelve years is because her dad, Clark Genie, was self-centered and thought Genie was mentally retarded, thus he locked her up under the guise that he was protecting her. In doing so Clark separated Genie from her nearly blind mother, Irene Wiley, and six-year-old brother, John Wiley. Not only did Wiley lock up his own daughter but he spoon-fed her only Pablum and milk, spoke to her in mostly growls and barks, and beat her with a wooden paddle every time she attempted to
Butler, Genie’s teacher was granted temporary custody after exposing her to rubella. After her petition to become her foster mother was denied, Genie moved in with Rigler and his family, where it is believed she made some successful breakthroughs in learning to draw, sew, study sign language, and take part in speech therapy. Curtiss would frequently take Genie outside and expose her to the world. After four years, the Riglers’ could no longer care of Genie because the grant used to take care of her ran out. The funding was not supplemented again, and Genie then moved to several foster homes, and even lived with her mother for a short period.
There was some difficulties with the move but she had appeared to be doing well. Then, she was removed from her psychologists care, and research on Genie stopped. The doctors and scientists did not have enough money or enough findings to keep going with the research. Genie was given back to her birth mother who shortly put her in foster homes because she could not handle the task of taking care of Genie. Due to the treatment of her in foster homes, Genie was scared to speak and she had regressed back to silence.
The left hemisphere of the brain is normally specialized in taking care of the analytical and verbal tasks, i.e. language skills, skilled movement, and analytical time sequence processing3. Consequently, “western cultures [favor] the characteristics of left-side functioning, our educational system reflects that bias and is heavily weighted against those individuals whose physiologic makeup has granted them attributes of creativity, imagination, and fantasy” (Schmitt & Clemens, 1994, p. 133). Schmitt shares his journey from being known as an idiot to proving to the world he is brilliant, highlighting on moments of success and
Katy Meredith Genie the Feral child Genie a feral child born in 1957 in California, was imprisoned until the time she was 13 now she is currently 58-59 years old, at thirteen years old she had the body of a six year old and still wore nappy's. While imprisoned genie was never taught to speak and when she was released could not talk as she didn’t know any language or she could barely walk. She had compulsive silence and showed inappropriate behaviour. Social workers believed that is was obvious that she as being mistreated. She had the language and motor skills of a baby.
Genie Wiley was a beautiful little girl, born in 1957 to a sadistic father and an abused mother who wrongfully assumed that she, upon her 20th month of life, possessed mentally retarded characteristic. At the cruel hands of her father, little Genie suffered unspeakable atrocities. Genie was forced to exist in a chicken-wire cage located in a locked room at the rear of the home with only a potty-chair for furniture. With windows covered up by aluminum foil, Genie never received natural sunlight. For her first eleven years, Genie endured beatings with foot-boards.
For biological factor, Noam Chomsky proposed a nativist theory of language development which regards the biological existence of Language Acquisition Device (LAD). Language acquisition device allowed the children to consistently combine words and understand the information they hear after they acquired sufficient vocabulary (Berk, 2012). The idea of language acquisition device the ability of language learning that already implanted in children mind (as cited in Department of Education and Training, 2006). Scientifically, left hemisphere of the cerebral cortex plays a vital role in language development. For example, grammatical processing and language production are supported by Broca’s area which located in the left-frontal lobe; and word meaning comprehension is supported by Wernicke’s area that located in the left temporal lobe.
The Secret of the Wild Child is a documentary about a little girl named Genie, who is locked up in solitary confinement in a bedroom and isolated from the outside world for almost a decade ever since she is thirteen-year-old. Long-term solitary life and lack of human childhood have caused her to exhibit inhuman behaviours as well as depriving her rights to have a normal social life. Fortunately, she is able to receive help from doctors in various fields who gathered together to develop a perceived good solution to her illness; however, the form of the therapies provided are controversial as they are more like an experiment than an actual cure. The film does this by illustrating the complex relationship between doctors and patients; specifically,
Therefore, combining the autism and the lack of confidence she expressed after the rescue, we can assume after the fails of the previous development, Genie was apparently not an initiative child. The tragedy case of the feral child Genie shows the critical value of childhood to both cognitive and social development of human. Although her language and social skills had improved a lot since she was rescued, Genie would never become a fully developed person due to the isolation and abuse she had suffered in her
The right side of the brain is what you apply when you just look through the table of contents, flip through the pages hurriedly and just look at the headings in the pages all in the effort to get the overview of what the book is saying. On the other hand, you apply the left side of the brain when you rather try go through each page in details trying to get the sentences and see every word in that page. The right side of the brain is satisfied with getting the pattern and format while the left side of the brain tries to find out much more