Unlike other disorders an individual may have, there is no quick way and easy way to confirm or deny a learning disability. There is no x-ray, blood tests, easy and quick surveys to help educators determine whether a learning disability exists. Many of the problems with identifying and assisting children with learning disabilities are to have knowledge of the various learning disabilities and how they affect students. The lack of information available to parents and teachers causes the students to continue to struggle in school and diagnosis for any disabilities to be postponed even further in their schooling.
Each time period had people with different views of disability and ways of treating those with disabilities. For example, early European colonists in 1492-1700 had a definition for disability that discussed productivity in regards to things such as class and gender. For children who were born with disabilities, the women were always blamed. For the time period of 1700-1776, slaves who had "undesirable bodies" were left to die. After that until 1865, African and indigenous women compared to white women were compared to animals and viewed negatively due to their features. Each time period had people who viewed disabilities in different capacities and took
Ines is the youngest of 6 children Maria Godines and Guadalupe Flores. She was born in Jalisco Mexico and does not have any knowledge or records of her medical history as an infant. Additionally, she does not have any information about her developmental milestones. She completed high school in Mexico at the age of 15, worked a few part time jobs after graduating. She got married in 2003 and migrated with her husband in 2004 to the United States. Ines was evaluated by North Bay Regional Center in 2010 after being referred by her son’s service coordinator at the time. During this time, Ines was given the diagnosis of Mild Intellectual Disability. Ines also has a history of anxiety and depression. She use to take Fluoxetine HCL (depression)
Congress passed an act in 1990, named the ADA, which Congress has provided guidelines that establish “broad nondiscrimination protection in employment, public services, public accommodations and services operated by public entities, transportation, and telecommunications for individuals with disabilities”. () The individual states under Title I of the act are placed under provisions of the federal government to follow through with disability accommodations. ()? While the national government has provided the guidelines for the states to follow under the ADA, that state carries policies out without funding, unfunded mandates. The federal government has guidelines for what a disabled person must qualify as and has dealt with many supreme
Physical disability causes not only physical, but also psychological and emotional issues in people. Some psychological effects include depression, isolation, fear, anger, and a sense of loss after a debilitating injury. These reactions are caused by the dramatic changes in their lives, both socially and functionally. In order to gain back the most physical function possible, a patient must first address and cope with the psychological aspects of the disability. If a patient does not overcome each psychological stage that accompanies the disability, it is unlikely that they will gain the same level of function nor be as emotionally content with their life if they had done so.
Americans with disabilities are a gathering group of around 50 million individuals that today led free, self-asserting lives and who characterize themselves as per their personhood – their thoughts, convictions, trusts and dreams – well beyond their incapacity. Since the mid-1900s, individuals with handicaps have pushed for the acknowledgment of inability as a part of the character that impacts the encounters of an individual, not as the sole-characterizing highlight of a person. In the 1800s, individuals with disabilities were viewed as small, sad, sad people unfit and not able to add to society, but to serve as disparaging objects of amusement in carnivals and displays.
Through the years the terminology has changed many times in describing those individuals with an Intellectual Disability. Terminology can cause prejudice, creating a “them-and-us” attitude and culture (Moir, 2008). The dividing may lead to a person being “dealt with” rather than being offered support and understanding to help them learn (Moir, 2008). While talking with Mrs. Peterson and Mr. Olsen I noticed a bit of difference in the way they interpreted the meanings of the terminology. Mrs. Olsen being a special education teacher referred to the student with more of an understanding for their disability. She also used words like, mental disability, learning disability, and learning delays. While Mr. Olsen used the term mentally delayed or
The definition of intellectual disability is different from people’s first language. People’s first language mean a person with a disability that talks different than a normal person would. They are individuals with their own ability and their own interest. Intellectual disability is also known as mental retardation. It limits a person’s ability to do anything a normal person could do. It takes longer to walk, talk, learn, or read.
According to the website for the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, IDD is defined as: intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations, both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers a range of everyday social and practical skills. Furthermore, there are three major criteria for intellectual disability: significant limitations in intellectual functions, significant limitations in adaptive behavior, and onset before the age of 18 (aaidd.org). IDD is not determined by an IQ test; however, it does help in measuring mental function. A test score below of around 70, or as high as 75, indicates a limitation in intellectual functioning. (http://aaidd.org/intellectual-disability/definition/faqs-on-intellectual-disability#.VZvvE8JRHrc).
The client has been diagnosed by the DORM program with Bipolar disorder. The client has been taking his medications daily. The client does not display signs of functional impairments. The client's level of functioning is reduced due to constant substance use which negatively affects the client' social and occupational
Disability is one of the many social issues that social workers address and advocate for daily. While some may argue that there has been great development on this topic as compared to previous years, what stood out for me was the fact that many of the new developments that are normally perceived as non-oppressive, are the main reasons for the struggles, limitations and exclusions persons with disabilities experience in society. Also, for an issue that affect the lives of many around the world, I want to argue, then, that our world has failed and continue to by not being grounded in supporting people with disability. In countries were access to medical and social services are near to impossible, the battles for survival are even greater for
This week the reading was a review of Chapter five. I still believe it is true that it takes a village. It takes the village of the community as well as the educational village that works with students with intellectual disabilities every day.
I felt very privileged to be able to get the opportunity to listen to Jo and Jody talk about their lives. Both of these individuals broaden my perspective on life and how I can do things to impact others lives. I think overall the health of these individuals have directly impacted their lives and longevity. It was amazing seeing how these two interacted with each other and hearing about the great joy they both brought to each other’s lives. Things have not always been easy for this pair, but having each other has been crucial when overcoming certain challenges and obstacles in their lives. Jo began explaining what it was like having a child with an intellectual disability from early on. When Jody was born, Jo and his wife were given to option of whether or not they wanted to keep him. During this time, it was something that was not uncommon for parents with children that were born with a disability to be asked. Several of these parents had the choice of whether or not to keep and raise their children or the child could be taken away and be put into an institution. In these institutions, these children were treated poorly and did not receive the proper treatment they needed or deserve. Jo described how this was not a choice for his wife or him and that they were going to take Jody home and raise him like they would another other child. This was the same attitude Jo and his wife had when raising Jody and did everything they could to provide him with the best quality
The misconceptions about people who have disabilities and the sexuality of these people are what is sometimes the most disturbing in society. In the mainstream of society the disabled person is not viewed as a sexually capable person. Society has produced pictures and perceptions that are not conclusive with the actual state of sexuality within the disabled world of dating. It is easily noticed in the media and movies, as romantic roles are rarely given to the disabled, further making the perceptions of dating a disabled person out of minds reach for society as a whole. Many people are not open minded enough about dating a disabled person to actually attempt to do so. In America, the average person is unaware of how disabled people live, love, and work and they simply do not want to know about. Sex, love, and relationships are not completely dependent on the physical aspects of the disabled; there is a mental guise of love that is prevalent that most people dismiss altogether.- Communicating points to make the reality of the world of the disabled as it applies to dating and intimacies, more widely known through being articulate and mature about disabled sexual and dating relationships. Many times while seeking personal relationships as a disabled person it is difficult to move from the perception of being considered as just a friend. Many able bodied individuals either is not interested in becoming involved on a personal level or are socially programmed to believe that an
Defining Disability In India, different definitions of disability are introduced for various purposes and, as such, they have been based on various criteria. No single standard exists in India in order to evaluate disability. In common