Awareness Information

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…   We do not endorse the websites referenced.  A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.  Information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.


Urgent Commentaries of GLC

The information shared is based on experience as a mom, sibling, daughter, substitute teacher and tutor of children of special needs.  I feel compelled to express, share and urge all to increase awareness.

Who are we?

Genetics, Heredity and Environment

 Genetics 

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…

 Environmental – Social

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.

 Environmental - Medical

 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.

 These are just to name a few examples that most can relate too…

Ain't nothing wrong with my child!

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. 

 Poem from 

"Uplifting the pain" Collection

I Can’t See

I can’t see

Through your silliness and immaturity

Why you’re always falling and knocking things over

I can’t see

Why you’re unable to get along with others

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 pen, or

 Why you cant write right

Why you cant read

I cant see why your having problems in school

 I Can’t See

Why they say you have special needs

 I Can’t See

I can’t see your special needs because it hurts to see me…

Copyright 6/2004

 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,  

 because you do not want or will not face or accept the facts that they may required special needs or private services.

  Nothing personal…

Remember:  Genetics, pre-disposed, heredity and environment.

Progress Steps:

Acknowledge, Acceptance, Embracing, Education and saying

I have a child(ren) with special needs!

Just 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…

Concerns

My child has problems in these areas:

Not good at:
reading
spelling
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
talking
 

http://www.dyslexia-information.com/whatisit.html

 Where do they come from?

Neurology the Study of the Brain

  Brain

  www.health.allrefer.com/health/speech-impairment-brain.html

 www.allrefer.com

 

 

Tufts – New England Medical Center

Department- The Center for children with special needs

In founding the CCSN, the Ligumses and 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

www.nemc.org/ccns/nproseman.htm

 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…

Why?

Why 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 do?

First, openly and honestly ask yourself, is there anyone in my or my child’s father’s family have any of these problems?

 Contact the School. 

Ask for a child study meeting with the

Guidance councilor

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.

 Where do I go?

 What type of doctors, medical treatment or therapy do I need?

First see your pediatrician.  Make sure that he is special need sensitive, and knowledgeable.  If not you may need to for seek more pediatrician references.

 If necessary obtain a referral for a specialist that your pediatrician recommends based on the information that you have given him.

Specialists:  Developmental Pediatrician (only 300-350 in the U.S.)

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