The Individual Deals with a Variety of Real Life Situations

The Vineland Adaptive Behavior scales is published by American Guidance Service. It is designed to determine how functional an individual with developmental disabilities. The version published in 1984 rated children from ages 2 to 18. The recently revised version goes up to the age to 90 (AGS, 2005)

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The Retarded People

The handicapped and mentally retarded people in America lead a difficult life, but with the help of new innovations such as the web-Braille library and many new laws coming into effect it will make life much more livable and enjoyable to be in their

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The Ability to be Hired is Important

Assumption: A person with mental retardation cannot be trained to perform a job as well as an employee without a disability. Fact: Over two thirds of Pizza Hut employees have mental retardation. The average turnover rate (the rate at which workers quit) of these employees is a modest twenty percen

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Of Mice and Men and What's Eating Gilbert Grape Comparative Essay

Of Mice And Men/What's Eating Gilbert Grape Although the book Of Mice and Men and the movie "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" have two different plots, the themes are very similar. The theme of both stories portrays the struggle of a relationship between a caregiver and a disabled

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The Occupational Therapy

The career that I chose using the SIGI project was Occupational Therapist. An Occupational Therapist is not the same as a Physical Therapist. A Physical Therapist uses exercises and things like heat and electrical stimulation of muscles to help someone overcome and injury. An Occupational Therap

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John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

Throughout history, many groups of people have been the target of persecution by a much larger or more dominant group, often the common people. Among these groups are or were: blacks, the disabled, women, children, the elderly, and members of other religions. In John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men

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The Role of a Guardian

Guardianship is a legal relationship between a competent adult and a person over the age of 18 and whose disability causes them to make irrational decisions. The incompetent person is called the ward. The disability may he caused by mental illness, developmental disability,

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Labeling of Children with Disabilities

The Evaluation and Labeling of Children with Disabilities The information given me by various professionals who have repeatedly evaluated my daughter is the biggest issue that I face in my life. In order for me to resolve my issue I need to explore whether my issue lies with the professionals and th

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The Portrayal of Disabilities in Films

Some will argue that a film, being essentially a means of entertainment, can do little to change a national consciousness. Others, citing the power of the medium, will claim that motion pictures possess this rare and extraordinary ability. These two opposing viewpoints are about to be put to the tes

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