Interviewer: I don’t know. Okay, your aunt didn’t support you? Interviewee: Yeah.
Keller was born with the ability to see and hear but proceeded to lose both senses after contracting an unknown illness early on in childhood. Unable to see or hear the world, Keller became spirited and slightly out of control. With the assistance of a governess, Keller was able to learn to sign and communicate with others. This process took time and over the course of several years, she overcame her disability. Keller learned to recognize vibration patterns to determine who was walking towards her and determine gender based on strength and body shape.
Still dreaming of becoming a doctor Maria enrolled in a university but was too weak to attend many of the required sessions. She was suffering from the brain tumor and her right foot continued to drag. After assisting at Mass and receiving Holy Communion, she suffered a bulbar paralysis (impairment of function of the cranial nerves) and died. In Maria’s memory, a day hospital was named after her. It was for young girls and homes for pregnant women who were impoverished.
Doris Jean’s parents were frightened with the news of Doris Jean being deaf. Doris Jean’s father left it up to her mother to really take care of Doris Jean. Her mother worked hard to know about Doris Jean’s condition and would read books about Helen Keller. When Doris Jean was six her parents took her to a school for the deaf and left her there. This school was focused on teaching oral skills and never taught sign language, but sign language was allowed to be used.
Klinefelter syndrome is a chromosomal mutation due to the extra sex chromosome. It is a chromosomal disorder but is still due to the fact that it is random event. GENETICS OF THE DISEASE The additional X chromosome I found with the other two sex chromosomes making it a total of 47 chromosomes instead of 46 which leads to the male child's hormonal and sexual related abnormalities as the grow up. Klinefelter syndrome can be diagnosed through a physical examination, chromosome analysis, blood test and semen
Parents will then notice that their baby startles easily in response to any noise whether it happens to be loud or quiet. The babies appear to be unaware of their surroundings, and has extreamly poor vision at this point and extream muscle weakness with floppy limbs. Other developmental and behavioral abnormalities will be shown by this point also.
TRAPS arises from mutations of the tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 gene (TNFRS1A) 2-5. A genome wide search demonstrated that mutations of TNFRSF1A gene at 12P13.2 exert a pivotal role in susceptibility to the disease3, 6, 7. TRAPSis inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion and genetic heterogeneity and variable penetrance is well-documented in this regard. Mutational analysis is required for confirmation of the diagnosis. Multiple mutations have by far been detected in the TNFRSF1A gene,of which 70 were associated with TRAPS1, 5, 8.
She was told she would not achieve more than a third grade education and would not develop much verbal speech because she suffered major hearing loss (Bates). Heather was affected in many ways both physically and mentally. It was really hard for her to learn in her early years of schooling because she went to a hearing school. She did not have many friends and felt excluded around others. Popularity was an issue and she felt very isolated.
Her primary mode of getting around was scooting on her butt until she was three years old. She flailed her arms which reminded me of characteristics of autism, but I was told that was her way to be in touch with her senses, as well as pulling her hair. I enjoyed watching the children interact because it was a nice change from the sports related conditions I was used to seeing. Aside from the younger patients I observed, I also observed older patients. One was an older lady with multiple sclerosis who was wheelchair bound.
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.
Sotos Syndrome, Pediatric Sotos syndrome is a condition that causes a child to grow more quickly than other children. Children are born with this condition. Increased growth starts in the womb and may continue until the child is 4 years old. Your baby may be larger and heavier than other infants at birth and, during childhood, your child may be taller and heavier than other children. Many children with Sotos syndrome also have some delay in mental development.
Auditory Processing Disorder Auditory processing disorder is a neurological defect which effects how the brain processes words, spoken words to be more precise. Auditory processing disorder effects the manner in which speech is processed, what is heard does not make it to the brain because the ears and brain do not fully synchronize. The synchronization between the ears and the brain plays an important role when interpreting sound and the way in which the central nervous system uses the auditory information plays a large role is how it is processed; therefore, there is a breakdown receiving, remembering, understanding and then using the information that is heard. This disorder affects about five percent of school-aged children and can lead
Brain on fire is a book about Susannah herself before, during, and after she gets a disease called Anti-NMDA-receptor autoimmune encephalitis. She is a twenty four year old writer for The New York Post. Her disease started out looking like bed bugs but once someone checks her house out they said that wasn’t it. She goes through many doctors telling her what she might have but then when the tests come back they say she’s fine when she’s clearly not. She went through different phases of downhill falls with this disease.
Hello everyone and good afternoon, I am professor Villasana and I come here today from Stanford University. This evening I will be explaining to you all what Friedreich's Ataxia is and how it is that this condition comes about in the human body. I plan on simplifying the explanation of this complex genetic condition and educating you all a bit more of this disease to also spread awareness. First of all, what is Friedreich’s Ataxia? This is a life-shortening condition that alters with the body’s nervous system as well as the heart.