Saturday, December 3, 2011

Reflection Nine

Reflection Nine

This element made me think about how children with FASD most likely feel defeated in a lot of areas in their life; especially school work. This has to result in feelings of extreme frustration and anxiety. How are people going to be able to figure out how well these kids are able to function unless they are experts in neurology? It would take a long time for someone to assess these children in order to provide the best possible care, reviewing assessments is very time consuming. The very few people that do take the time and have a sincere interest are going to help these children through investment and time.

With memory deficit; this has to affect all areas of their life including continued consequences and not being able to figure out why. FASD children must question themselves over and over as to why they keep doing what they are doing. When people ask them “why” and they respond “I don’t know” they really truly don’t know. Through routine and structure they do have a better chance of becoming more successful although patience is vital in helping them work through their struggles with this disability. This is a deficit that will have a negative effect on them throughout their lives.

Children with FASD can learn to be very good communicators just through their experiences in working with people who have worked with them appropriately. With all of the gestures and visual aids they experienced that helped them; FASD children would be great in working with other younger children with FASD. This would also give them a sense of confidence and importance. FASD children would be the best teachers for other children and they would also be a lot more compassionate because they share similar disabilities.

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