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FRAGILE X SYNDROME
FRAGILE X SYNDROME Fragile X Syndrome is an inherited genetic condition associated with mental retardation. It is caused by a mutation of the X chromosome. Fathers cannot pass the disease onto their sons, because females always give an x chromosome where a man gives either an x or a y. If a man gives a y chromosome, then the result is a boy baby, and since the disease is only carried in the x chromosome, a boy can only inherit this disease from his mother. A girl, on the other hand,...

Leo Kanner, First Described Autisim, In1944, The Mysterious Disability
Leo Kanner, first described autisim, in1944, the mysterious disability of autism is charactized by a peculiar emotional and intellectual dtachmnt from other people and the common human world. Autism is a developmental disability of the brain, much like mental retardiation, and though many autistic people appear to act retarded, they are quite frequently intellegent. Two to four out of every 10,000 children are diagnosed with autism: and 75% of them are boys (autism-partI). Autism is usually dag...

Causes Of Political Violence
Causes Of Political Violence Political violence is like a festering wound, in that, without the aid of antibiotics the wound has the potential to depress the immune system and eventually overwhelm the individual, leading to death. In this analogy, antibiotics could represent forces that are always looking for the rogue virus's bent on the destruction of the whole body (society). I often wonder why people resort to violence, of any kind, to solve a particular problem. Questions can be asked of th...

Diagnostic Summary Paper
Diagnostic Summary Paper Diagnostic Summary Paper AUTISM Autism is a disorder that impairs the development of a person's capacity to interact with, communicate with, and also maintain regular normal bonds with the outside world. This disorder was described in 1943 by Leo Kanner, an American psychologist. Autism is considered one of the more common developmental disabilities, and appears before the age of three. It is known to be four or five times more common in males than in females. It most ci...

Autism
Autism I will be discussing the ways to receive, treat, and cope with the disease, Autism. Autism occurs in fifteen out of every ten-thousand births, and is four times more common in boys than girls. Autism is a severely incapacitating lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. It has been found throughout the world in families of all racial, ethnic and social backgrounds. No known factors in the psychological environment of a child have been s...

Learning Styles
Learning Styles Throughout our lives, we are faced with many different learning experiences. Some of these experiences have made a better impact than others. We can attribute this to our learning style. A person's learning style is the method through which they gain information about their environment. Research is going on all over the world to help explain learning styles. As teachers, it is our responsibility to learn about these different learning styles so that we can appeal to every type o...

Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a group of psychotic disorders characterized by disturbances in thought, perception, affect, behavior, and communication that last longer than 6 months. There are 5 recognized types of schizophrenia: catatonic, paranoid, disorganized, undifferentiated, and residual. Schizophrenia is thought to affect about 1% of the population. The symptoms of schizophrenia are present during the active phase. Delusions, hallucinations, catatonic behavior, and incoherence are some...

Political Violence
Political Violence Political violence is like a festering wound, in that, without the aid of antibiotics the wound has the potential to depress the immune system and eventually overwhelm the individual, leading to death. In this analogy, antibiotics could represent forces that are always looking for the rogue virus's bent on the destruction of the whole body (society). I often wonder why people resort to violence, of any kind, to solve a particular problem. Questions can be asked of the individ...

Autism
Autism Autism is a disorder that impairs the development of a person's capacity to interact with, communicate with, and also maintain regular normal bonds with the outside world. This disorder was described in 1943 by Leo Kanner, an American psychologist. Autism is considered one of the more common developmental disabilities, and appears before the age of three. It is known to be four or five times more common in males than in females. It most cited statistic is that autism occurs in 4.5 out ...

Mozart Effect
Mozart Effect Although it is only in recent times that scientists have started to document the effects of music, the qualities of music were understood even in earliest times. Evidence suggests that dance and song preceded speech, which means that music is the original language of humans. Researcher's have found that about two-thirds of the inner ear's cilia resonate only at the higher frequencies that are commonly found in music (3,000 - 20,000 Hz). This seems to indicate that primitive humans ...

Narcissism
Narcissism The so-called narcissistic personality disorder is a complex and often misunderstood disorder. The cardinal feature of the narcissistic personality is the grandiose sense of self importance, but paradoxically underneath this grandiosity the narcissist suffers from a chronically fragile low self esteem. The grandiosity of the narcissist, however, is often so pervasive that we tend to dehumanize him or her. The narcissist conjures in us images of the mythological character Narcissus who...

LSD
LSD annon Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) LSD), a potent hallucinogenic drug, also called a psychedelic, first synthesized from lysergic acid in Switzerland in l038. Lysergic acid is a white odorless drug, a component of the mold of ERGOT. Ergot is a product of the fungus Claviceps purpurea. Th e bio-active ingredients of ergot are all derivatives of lysergic acid. LSD is a semi-synthetic derivative of lysergic acid. Thus LSD is an ergot - like substance. The drug evokes dreamlike changes in ...

Alternative Education
Alternative Education Alternative education caters to multifarious groups of students or unprofessional classified according to their needs and circumstances in life. Alternative education programs were designed because of pressures from concerned parents, teachers, students and government officials to ameliorate substandard education and dangerous environment in most public schools. Seeing its benefits, educators and educational institutions broaden the scope of this alternative to promote educ...

Music Therapy
Music Therapy Music Therapy During the past thirty years, concepts in the mental health profession have undergone continuous and dramatic changes. A relatively new type of therapy is musical therapy, which incorporates music into the healing process. Music therapy also is changing, and its concepts, procedures, and practices need constant reevaluation in order to meet new concepts of psychiatric treatment. The idea of music as a healing influence which could affect health and behavior is as leas...

Autism
Autism Autism (pp. 565-570) Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) that is very complex and involves many different and separate physical and mental disorders. Researchers have long been puzzled by autism, or childhood autism as it is often referred to. This severely disabling disorder affects approximately 80,000 children in the United States and is usually diagnosed by therapists and psychologists before the onset of two and a half years of age. Doctors note many of the complex dis...

Autism
Autism ?We start with an image?a tiny, golden child on hands and knees, circling round and round a spot on the floor in mysterious, self-absorbed delight. She does not look up, though she is smiling and laughing; she does not call our attention to the mysterious object of her pleasure. She does not see us at all. She and the spot are all there is, and though she is eighteen months old, an age for touching, tasting, pointing, pushing, exploring, she is doing none of these. She does not walk, or c...

The History Of Special Education In The Twentith Century
The History Of Special Education In The Twentith Century During the twentieth century, drastic changes were made to vastly improve the special education system to ensure that all students, regardless of their ability, were given equal rights according to the Constitution of the United States. During early colonial America, schooling was not mandatory and it was primarily given to the wealthy Anglo-Saxon children (Carlson, p230). Children were mainly taught in the home or in a single room schoolh...

Alcoholism-Nature Or Nuture?
Alcoholism-Nature Or Nuture? INTRODUCTION: Alcoholism can affect anyone. It has enormous costs as it pertains to societies, families, and individuals. It is not prejudicial towards any race, color, sex, religion, or economic level. Although we do have ideas as to what alcoholism is, what we do not know is the exact cause(s) of this problem. Researchers are continually seeking answers to the long-standing nature versus nurture debate. Different views are split between a biological paradigm and a ...

Autism
Autism False Words and False Hope Autism is a childhood disease where the child is in a private world of their own. A description of an autistic child by her mother is: We start with an image---a tiny, golden child on hands and knees, circling round and round a spot on the floor in mysterious self- absorbed delight. She does not look up, though she is smiling and laughing; she does not call our attention to the mysterious object of her pleasure. She does not see us at all. She and the spot are a...

Autism
Autism Autism Throughout the years the diagnosis of autism has changed dramatically. Once, it was mistakenly diagnosed as childhood schizophrenia. Now that much more extensive research has been done, researchers have found distinct characteristics that are typical of autistic individuals. It is most often characterized by difficulty in the child's ability to respond to people, events, and objects. Responses to sensations of light, sound, and feeling may be exaggerated. Delayed speech and languag...

Learning Styles And Mi
Learning Styles And Mi Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence's Throughout our lives, we are faced with many different learning experiences. Some of these experiences have made a better impact than others. We can attribute this to our learning style. A person's learning style is the method through which they gain information about their environment. Research is going on all over the world to help explain learning styles. As teachers, it is our responsibility to learn about these different lea...

Autism
Autism Autism Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many as 1 in 500 individuals (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1997). Autism is four times more prevalent in boys than girls (Autism: Basic Information) and knows no racial, ethnic, or social boundaries. Although autis...

Ergot
Ergot Ergot and its disease ergotism have been a worldwide plague to humans ever since humans have started to harvest and cultivate grains in all their forms. Although outbreaks of ergotism still occur periodically they have all but become nonexistent in the modern era. Ergot has had beneficial effects as well. Ergot has produced medicines, which are vital to the medicine world. Ergot has produced in the world's eyes an ugly stepsister to its medicines: LSD. D-lysergic acid diethylamide known to...

Learning Styles
Learning Styles Learning Styles Throughout our lives, we are faced with many different learning experiences. Some of these experiences have made a better impact than others. We can attribute this to our learning style. A person's learning style is the method through which they gain information about their environment. Research is going on all over the world to help explain learning styles. As teachers, it is our responsibility to learn about these different learning styles so that we can appeal ...

Tech For Special Ed
Tech For Special Ed DYNAMYTE During my visit to a Technology Center, I was able to view various technological devices used for assisting disabled students. While many of the devices intrigued me, I found the machine DynaMyte to be the most impressive. The machine is used to help students to communicate. This machine has a touch screen that enables students to put sentences together. The screen consists of twenty-five boxes, which link to different aspects of a chosen topic. For instance, if a st...

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time takes place in the year 1998 in and around the town of Swindon, England. The fifteen-year-old narrator of the story, Christopher John Francis Boone, discovers the slain body of his neighbor?s poodle, Wellington, on the neighbor?s front lawn one evening and sets out to uncover the murderer. His investigation is at times aided, and at other times hampered, by the mild form of autism he lives with. After Christopher hits a policeman in a misundersta...

Professional Development Plan
Professional Development Plan Ruth R. Bird EDU673 Instructor: Jody Fernandez October 31, 2011 Professional Development Plan Introduction One effective strategy for teachers when setting professional development goals is to set ?SMART? goals. ?SMART? stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely. Designing goals around these concepts and measuring the goals through these qualifications makes them practical. SMART goals are the backbone of any teacher?s professional development ...

ETHICS AND ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR AUTISM
Alternative treatments for autism are a major hot topic in the autism community. Some doctors and parents believe that very few are beneficial while others believe that these treatments are better than the major medications that many doctors put autistics on every day. In the end it is up to the patient or their parents to make the decision as to which treatment to every day. In everything from treatment options to the education of my child I am constantly dealing with people who don?t quite agr...

Hackers
A few months ago I finished a new book, and in reviews I keep noticing words like provocative\'\' and controversial.\'\' To say nothing of idiotic.\'\' I didn\'t mean to make the book controversial. I was trying to make it efficient. I didn\'t want to waste people\'s time telling them things they already knew. It\'s more efficient just to give them the diffs. But I suppose that\'s bound to yield an alarming book. Edisons There\'s no controversy about which idea is most controversial: the sugg...

Oral script of the Pros and Cons of Left-Handedness
Alex, have you finished the Chemistry experiment that Madam Voon gave us yesterday? No, but I?m working on it now. Wow! You are a leftie. No wonder you always bump against my hand when we do our homework. Well, I?m sorry for that. You cannot blame me for being a leftie. You know, my mum is always telling me that i?m lucky to be born a rightie. She said that being a leftie is unimaginable! You know, life?s difficult for people like you. Actually, it?s not too difficult for me. As a leftie I found...

Six Elements of Theatre
Six Elements of Theatre Two different roles I play in my day-to-day life include loving mother and dedicated hard working employee. These two are the most prominent roles that influence and impact my actions and reactions to situations and conversations. The following are six elements of the theatre and how my roles are incorporated: Actor~ Any mother will tell you that it is a full-time job to be a mother. That is most certainly true under normal circumstances, but even more in my life situatio...

Intelligence Critique
Intelligence Critique Intelligence Critique The two types of theories that will be critique in this paper will be Sternbergs triarchic of intelligence, and Gardners eight frames of e mind. Intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. Sternbergs triarchic of intelligence states that intelligence comes in three forms analytical intelligence, creative intelligences, and practical intelligence. Analytical intelligence is the way that we study, evaluate, relate, and disti...

Person-Centered Therapy
Person-Centered Therapy Liberty University Abstract: Person-Centered Therapy is a therapeutic approach to counseling that was developed by Carl Rogers in the 1940s. Within this approach, Rogers emphasized that it was the attitudes as well as the personal characteristics of the relationship between the therapist and the client that was of the utmost importance in the outcome of the therapeutic process. The therapeutic goals of the Person-Centered approach being, to allow the therapist to assist...

Writing Clearly and Concisely
Writing Clearly and Concisely APA Manual Chapter 3 and Supplemental Material 3.01-3.03 3.01 Length less is more 3.02 Headings Hierarchy Equal importance to same level headings Avoid having 1 subsection in heading 3.03 Levels of heading Assume introduction, no header 3.04 Seriation Numbers Ordinal emphasis 1. Bullets Squares or circles Alphabets (a), (b), (c) Organization of key points within sections, paragraphs, and sentences Itemized conclusions or steps in a procedure 3.05 Continuity in Pre...

Is Smart Technology making us Dumb?
Is Smart Technology making us Dumb? (Finding Common Ground) Over the last two decades, this has been a concurring topic and conflict. Many authors and journalist have had much to say about whether technology has made us smarter or dumber over the years. The first article is written by John Elder Robison, a man who grew up with Asperger\'s Syndrome (type of autism). After reading only the first paragraph of his article it is evident that his opinion was based on past experiences he encountered...

Mental Health & Psychotherapy
Mental Health Psychotherapy By Student Id# CPSY-2009-0884: Yinka L. Humes MGC5311: Introduction to School Counseling Lecturer: Dr. Patsy Brown 19 th July 2010 Mental health is a term used to describe either a level of cognitive or emotional well-being or an absence of a mental disorder . From perspectives of the discipline of positive psychology or holism mental health may include an individual's ability to enjoy life and procure a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psycholo...

Presentation talk of slides
Presentation talk of slides What is Homeopathy Homeopathy is a pharmaceutical science. The remedies used are regulated by the FDA in the USA. Homeopathy was founded in the 18th century by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a physician and chemist. The ruling principle of homeopathy is the Law of Similars, which states, Let likes be cured by likes. Homeopathy is a holistic healthcare modality, which addresses acute, chronic and traumatic health problems. Principles of Classical Homeopathy...

Ramirez, Catrina Marla D.
Ramirez, Catrina Marla D. BSPSY3A What's Evidence of a Genetic Link to ADHD? The National Institute of Mental Health notes that scientists aren't entirely sure what causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Anything from genes and brain injuries to low birth weight and exposure to environmental toxins at a young age may play a role. However, of these variables, experts tend to agree that genetics is the most likely link. But this isn't to say the other factors go entirely by the wayside....

Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Learning disabilities are neurologica lly-based processing problems. These processing problems can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing and/or math. They can also interfere with higher level skills such as organization, time planning, abstract reasoning, long or short-term memory and attention. People with disabilities adds challenges to their life's and other people's life's because they must help them 24/7. A large Canadian study found that pe...

Chapter V: Guidance and the Exceptional Child
Chapter V: Guidance and the Exceptional Child The Exceptional Child All children exhibit differences from one another in terms of their physical attributes and learning abilities. The differences among most children are relatively small, enabling these children to benefit from the general education program. The physical attributes and/or learning abilities of some children, however differ from the norm to such an extent that they require an individualized program of special education and relate...

Dejah Purnell
Dejah Purnell Professor McKinley English 116.23 21 November 2017 Fine Arts Vs Sports There are many extra curriculums activates in a high school, many people wonder where the money comes from and what will happen if they do not reach their money quota? Public schools receive their money from there town through taxes, if the town do not pay enough taxes the high school will have to do a budget cut. In this case the high school will have to pick between the arts which includes music or sports lik...

UNIT 9: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
UNIT 9: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY INTRODUCTION OBJECTIVE 1: State the three areas of change that developmental psychologists study, and identify three major issues in developmental psychology. Scientists who study physical, cognitive, and social changes throughout the life cycle are called _____ DEVELOPMENTAL __ __ ____ PSYCHOLOGISTS ___. One of the major issues in developmental psychology concerns the relative importance of genes and experience in determining behavior; this is called the ______...