They helped take care of her and researched on her potential. They analyzed Genie under a multitude of linguistic questions about vocabulary, environment, and the possibility of innate language. Genie was unable to speak full sentences, but had been making some progress since her discovery. There were arguments over who should care for Genie, especially because this was such a rare occasion. Butler, Genie’s teacher was granted temporary custody after exposing her to rubella.
She had the language and motor skills of a baby. Genie showed insensitivity to temperature while living with foster parents when they allowed her to run her own bath and she would run it ice cold and it wouldn’t be no different to her.
Due to the treatment of her in foster homes, Genie was scared to speak and she had regressed back to silence. Socialization is very important in child development. It is how we learn to communicate and interact amongst others. Genie did not get the chance to develop these skills and that made it much more difficult for her to learn as she got older. Growing up she had never really ever spoken a single word, so she never learned how to speak.
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
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
(3 points) Genie Wiley’s case helps support both sides of the nurture vs nature debate. The fact that she learned to talk after more than 10 years of confinement helps support the nature side because proves that she has the ability to communicate in her genes. However, she spoke with broken grammar and sentences, which kids tend to outgrow around the ages of 5 to 9 or 10. This sides with the nurture side of things because it states that she never learned how to speak accurately grammar wise because she had a horrible upbringing. Identify at least two pros and two cons of the case study approach to research as applied to Genie.
Additionally, she had no Primary Socialization as she was tied down, treated as a prisoner and isolated by her own family; she also had no Secondary Socialization as she was not allowed to attend any sort of education by her parents. Before Genie received medical aid, she was completely separated from the real world and was treated and acted like a wild animal. Without Primary and Secondary Socialization Genie lacked the importance of communication and was very limited in her ability to communicate until she received medical
The story of Genie influenced our understanding of language development by showing us that interaction is needed for language development. Genie had no interaction with anyone, the only interaction she had is when she beaten for talking. The time of Genie's "discovery", her linguistic abilities were that she hardly spoke or made any noises, she was mostly quiet at all times. Genie heard no noises because her father didn't like her to hear anything. Genie's story highlights the importance of a "critical period" during maturation because it shows that children must have stimulation with cognitive development during the ages five to puberty.
"I want to be smart," (Keyes 1). Charlie Gordon, a mentally challenged man with an I.Q. of 68 was the first person to undergo a new, controversial operation to make him more intelligent. New technologies like the surgery Charlie had can have positive, negative and a mixture of both effects. Because of the operation, Charlie was able to grow emotionally and intellectually but was also subjected to unknown consequences of the surgery.
Gene becomes more outgoing and more willing to do things, but at the same time envies Finny and does things that could ruin their friendship. Knowles shares this abnormal will to do things because of greatness through irony, conflict, and