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With hard work and dedication, victims and families can overcomeit. Conclusion. I can also relate tothis because my cousin has a disability.
Yes, he was limited in certain areasof school and the real world, but all it takes is a different approach. Adifferent route towards your goals. I believe if you really want it, you’llfind a way to go get it. There was an MLB pitcher named Jim Abbott who playedfor multiple teams up north throughout his career. Jim was born without hisright hand. Now I’m sure he went through numerous times of struggle andfailure, but he never gave up and reached his goals of being a professionalstar. There are manystudents that have disabilities such as an impairment, but that does not meanthey can’t be successful.
There are four simple things I can think of right nowthat can lead you to success; “working hard, learning from your mistakes, doingyour best, and never giving up” (What It Takes to Be Successful 2017). I canreally relate to this from baseball. Anytime I’m just not being myself andplaying well, I take a step back and ask myself am I following all of thesethings, and it turns out most of the time I’m not.Inspiration.Bonner Paddock was a just an ordinary kid playing pee weesports.
“As an adult with cerebral palsy, he became the first person withCerebral Palsy to reach the summit of the tallest freestanding mountain in theworld, Mt. Kilimanjaro, unassisted, to demonstrate that life without limits ispossible” (For Students 2017). Bonner is a prime example of a man who overcamethe adversity from the desire and passion he had to reach the top of themountain. He actually ended up famous about this and mentioned in a couplebooks. The thing is though, he used the money and fame by donating money tobuild learning centers across the world to help disabled and nondisabled kids.Bonner Paddock. I would say the bigger problem is doing all ofthese things and not making the child feel different or excluded from the restof the class. The way you do this is by having a class discussion about thechild when he is not in the room.
Tell the class the student is just likeeverybody else, just needs some extra help every now and then. After thestudents all agree to it, start assigning responsibilities to each student ondifferent days. Make the students jobs rotate everyday so it’s not taking atoll on the rest of the students while student with the impairment disease isbenefitting from his or her maximum potential. Many teachers label studentswith orthopedic impairment as stupid, when they really aren’t stupid at all,they just need a different approach from the people around them and to feelaccepted. There are many modificationsneeded for a student with these impairments. The teacher must make sure thelayout of the classroom is adequate and accessible for students with wheelchairs or crutches.
These modifications will go anywhere from adjusting thefloors of the child’s needs to making sure the toilets are structured wellenough for any child’s needs. There are also precautions the teacher must take inorder for all students to succeed at the assigned criteria. This will include breakingdown the lesson plans, giving that student a simple enough task to workindependently, and assigning a personal special education aid for the student.Tools and Modifications 1″The Degenerativediseases and the musculoskeletal disorders are very similar.
Degenerativediseases are nerve diseases that affect many of your body’s activities, such asbalance, movement, talking, breathing, and heart function” (Students with OrthopedicImpairments 2012). An example of this disease would be Alzheimer’s disease.There is no cure for this disease, only strategies and medications to helpbottle up the symptoms and pain. The musculoskeletal disorders are injuries orpain in certain areas such as your arms, legs, feet, and hands. There are 5 common impairmentsthat are labeled as Cerebral Palsy. “The first one is Quadriplegia, where allfour limbs are paralyzed.
The second is Paraplegia, where both legs areparalyzed. The third one is Spasticity, where someone is characterized withmuscle stiffness and have problems in voluntary movement. The fourth isChoreoatheloid, which is characterized by involuntary movements and difficultywith balance.
The last term is called Atonic; lack of muscle tone” (NeurodegenerativeDiseases 2017). The “three mainareas: neuromotor impairments, degenerative diseases, and musculoskeletaldisorders (Fami 2012).” One of the Neuromotor impairment is called CerebralPalsy, and causes a lack in control in the brain over movement and posture. Theseimpairments are received before or right after birth and can affect the abilityto learn the basic everyday movements. Signs of this impairment contains andlack of movement of a body part, very low quality mechanics when making simplemovements, and a very evident dominance of one body part over another, such asleft and right arm.
A Breakdown of the Wide Variety of this DiseaseOrthopedicImpairment, “a term that includes impairments caused by congenital anomaliessuch as absence of a member, clubfoot, impairments caused by disease such asbone tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, or impairments for other causes to includeamputations, fractures, cerebral palsy, burns, or fractures (Weiss 2017).” Thisimpairment can cause many obstacles for a person to overcome, but if theteacher, student, and student’s family get on the same page, they can helpstudents with this disease overcome the adversity and become very successful. Orthopedic Impairment