Commentaries of GLC
information shared is based on experience as a
of special needs. I feel compelled to express, share and urge all to
Who are we?
Heredity and Environment
We inherit genes or genetic instructions from our
parents. We inherit 23 pairs of chromosomes (46 in all). Of each pair we
inherit one from our mother and one from our fathers. One pair of
chromosomes is contained in 1 human cell. The gene or heredity instruction
is contained in the chromosomes. The combinations of our parent’s genes
make up our distinct genetic code and pre-dispose us to their mental and
physical characteristics, such as our size, shape structure, color, sex, and
mental and physical abilities.
Pre - disposed
You ‘re just like your daddy. The apples don’t fall
from the tree. A male child may grow up in a single family home. He may
have had none or little association with his father. He may even dislike
his father because he left them and because of the way he treated them. As
he grows up you see that he starts exhibiting behavior just like his
father. He may begin to place blame on others for his mistakes. He may
have trouble writing or reading in school. He may walk just like him etc.
He may even begin to display the very behavior that he dislikes about his
father and not see it. Wow, the power of genetics…
Social atmosphere: There have been studies made
performed with children who inherited shy personality traits. Through the
encouragement of the child being around more children, it has been founded
that the child has become more out going as a result, thus changing some of
the shy tendencies.
Then there have been cases where a mother can have a
close to perfect pregnancy and then for some strange reason may need
surgery. The testing, medications and stress are introducing environmental
changes that may alter the natural genetic development of her child during
her pregnancy, thus causing a special need.
Environmental - Stress
Wow she’s a strong and stable person. She has three
kids. She is doing such a good job with them. At home behind closed doors
she may scream and holler. “I can’t take it
anymore”. She may even tell her children that
I am going to take you out of your misery. She probably told her mate or a
friend that the kids were getting to her. Then she has her new baby. Wow,
she’s not looking as good as she use to. She doesn’t talk as much anymore.
Her behavior is slightly changing. One day something tragic has happen to
her kids. The warning signs were there, but no one took them seriously.
She may known and felt that she was slipping away but she couldn't stop it.
She may have slipped away into mental illness because her stress level went
way above what she could handle or she could of be pre-disposed genetically.
are just to name a few examples that most can relate too…
Ain't nothing wrong with
Ain’t nothing wrong
with my child! Special needs are just in your mind. Was it a way to create
an inferiority complex within the races? He’ll grow out it. Don’t label my
child! It will give him a negative stigma or reputation.
the pain" Collection
I Can’t See
I can’t see
Through your silliness and
Why you’re always falling and
knocking things over
I can’t see
Why you’re unable to get along with
Why you’re always into something
Why you don’t listen to me
I Can’t see
Why you can’t talk right
Why you can’t be still
Why you have a problem holding a
Why you cant write right
Why you cant read
I cant see why your having problems
I Can’t See
Why they say you have special needs
see your special needs because it hurts to see me…
How many times will
you let your child get left back? How many times will you let your child
get suspended? How many times will you let your child get put out of
class? How long will you let your child just fail,
you do not want or will not
face or accept the facts that they may
required special needs or
Acknowledge, Acceptance, Embracing,
Education and saying
I have a child(ren) with special
Assist, Assist and Assist with Your Child's Success...
This information that is quoted
from this web site and shared with you, is in hopes that you gain more
insight into your child’s specials needs…
child has problems in these areas:
Not good at:
copying out work
Slow at getting started
Confused by instructions
Confuse b and d
Can't recite tables
Can't recite the months
Can't remember digits
Good at art, music,
design, creative activities
Can't find the right words
Confuse words when you're
do they come from?
Neurology the Study of the Brain
Tufts – New England
Center for children with special needs
In founding the CCSN, the
Dr. Rosman were
particularly concerned with the well-being of families during the period
immediately following diagnosis of a child who is found to have a
disability. The initial stages of diagnosis and development of a treatment
plan for children with special needs can be particularly difficult and
stressful. These children are affected by
neurologically-based problems that compromise their academic, social and
emotional development. Without
appropriate intervention, many begin a cycle of failure, humiliation and low
self-esteem that can continue throughout a lifetime.
Too frequently, parents receive conflicting
advice from a variety of health and education specialists and feel that the
health-care and educational systems often fail them during this critical
period. Families must deal with the
complex emotions of confusion, worry and guilt as they struggle to find the
most appropriate treatment for their child.
They must also face the uncertainty of the changing landscape of the health
care environment and managed care, in addition to changes in the delivery of
special education services to their children.
CCSN Home Page
information that is quoted from this web site and shared with you, is in hopes
that you gain more insight into your child’s specials needs…
can’t my child read! Why
is my child clumsy? Why
can’t my child speak clearly? Why
cant my child write legibly. Why
is my child having a problem doing math? Why
my child can’t sit still and concentrate? Why
is my child so emotional with behavioral problems?
What should I
and honestly ask yourself, is there anyone in my or my child’s father’s
family have any of these problems?
Ask for a
child study meeting with the
And all the
teachers and faculty who express concerns for your child
Listen to them.
Make and take
honest wholehearted notes of your concerns from home.
Compare, Ask questions, Seek direction and Know Your Rights.
do I go?
What type of
doctors, medical treatment or therapy do I need?
your pediatrician. Make sure that he is special need sensitive, and
knowledgeable. If not you may need to for seek more pediatrician
obtain a referral for a specialist that your pediatrician recommends based
on the information that you have given him.
Developmental Pediatrician (only 300-350 in the