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Marijuana for Medical Purposes - Pot, grass, wacky ‘baccy, devil’s grass, peace tobacco, or hippie’s lettuce are some of the many names for marijuana, but with all jokes aside, should marijuana be legalized for medical purposes. This question has been on the controversial table for many years but now it is in the spotlight more than ever. This argument is becoming more of an up roar because the U.S. Congress is debating whether or not to legalize marijuana. Medical marijuana has a great amount of benefits and may be better than other alternative medicines, but does have some risk factors....   [tags: pot, legalizing marijuana]
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attention deficit disorder - In 1917 and 1918 there was a worldwide outbreak of encephalitis. Many children showed ADD like symptoms afterwards, leading doctors to further speculate that the disorder was the result of brain damage, resulting in perhaps the first names for ADD, Post-Encephalitic Disorder and Minimal Brain Damage. When it was later learned that these children were not brain damaged after all, the name changed to Minimal Brain Dysfunction. In 1937 doctors first reported evidence that stimulant medication helped relieve the symptoms of hyperactive children....   [tags: essays research papers] 375 words
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Coping and Self Regulation of Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Coping and Self-regulation (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) "Alcohol use during pregnancy is related to physiological difficulties in newborns" (Colburn, 1996). Coping with the abnormalities of fetal alcohol syndrome and becoming a self regulated person can be very hard; however, it has been and can be done. First of all, an early diagnosis of FAS leads to an improved prognosis. A child who is diagnosed early on can then be placed into developmentally appropriate education classes according to the severity of their FAS and better achieve their full educational potential....   [tags: Health] 519 words
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14 a day keeps the depression away - Fourteen a Day Keeps the Depression Away What is Bi- Polar disorder. It is a condition formerly known as Manic Depressive Disorder that involves depressive episodes along with periods of elevated moods known as mania. Symptoms of mania include an abnormally elevated mood, irritability, an overly inflated sense of self-esteem, and distractibility. Persons experiencing an episode of mania are generally talkative, have a decreased need for sleep, and may engage in reckless or risk-taking behaviors....   [tags: essays research papers] 606 words
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adolescent depression - Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tend to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Adolescent depression is greatly under diagnosed, and leads to serious difficulties in school, and personal adjustment. The reason why depression is often overlooked in children is because children are not always able to express how they feel. Therefore, teachers should be trained in dealing with depressed youths, and to advise the parents of the child to seek professional treatment....   [tags: essays research papers] 1919 words
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Bipolar Disorder - Bipolar Disorder The severe mood fluctuations of bipolar or manic-depressive disorders have been around since the 16-century and affect little more than 2% of the population in both sexes, all races, and all parts of the world (Harmon 3). Researchers think that the cause is genetic, but it is still unknown. The one fact of which we are painfully aware of is that bipolar disorder severely undermines its victims ability to obtain and maintain social and occupational success. Because the symptoms of bipolar disorder are so debilitation, it is crucial that we search for possible treatments and cures....   [tags: Bipolar Psychology Depression Essays]
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Hyperkinetic Children - Hyperkinetic Children Hyperkinetic is just another word for Hyperactive. Hyperactivity describes children who show numerous amounts of inappropriate behaviors in situations that require sustained attention and orderly responding to fairly structured tasks. Humans who are hyperactive tend to be easily distracted, impulsive, inattentive, and easily excited or upset. Hyperactivity in children is manifested by gross motor activity, such as excessive running or climbing. The child is often described as being on the go or "running like a motor", and having difficulty sitting still....   [tags: essays research papers] 2145 words
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Against Mainstreaming - Against Mainstreaming Faced with skyrocketing costs and wildly uneven results, nearly two-thirds of the states are sketching plans to limit special education spending. Most hope to save money by pushing disabled children out of the small, specialized classes (that many of them need to succeed) and into crowded, ill-equipped classrooms where they will compete with non-disabled peers. On the other hand, some parents and teachers see this as beneficial, because it allows the special child to interact with other “normal” children and therefore learn at the same pace; these parents ask for this action....   [tags: Papers] 2045 words
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Kurt Cobain - "I had a good marriage, and for that I'm grateful...but I've become hateful toward all humans in general only because it seems so easy for people to get along that have empathy." Kurt Cobain, in his 'suicide note', found next to his corpse on Friday, April 8th 1994, stated his hatred towards human society. Dead at 27, he remains among one of the most monumental and controversial lyrists in history. In spite of his tempestuous marriage with drug addict, Courtney Love, reckless drug abuse, and a childhood drained of emotion, Cobain escalated to become the epitome of a rockstar - an alluring misfit who spent every waking minute under surveillance by either drug officers or the Time magazine pap...   [tags: Cobain Biography Musician Drugs] 1663 words
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Nervous Breakdowns - In the middle Ages, it was called melancholia. In the early 1900s, it was known as neurasthenia. From the 1930s to about 1970, it was known as a nervous breakdown. "Nervous breakdown" is a term that the public uses to characterize a range of mental illnesses, but generally it describes the experience of "snapping" under massive pressure, mental collapse or mental and physical exhaustion. Have you ever wondered how you can tell if someone is having a nervous breakdown. Or what causes them or how they're caused....   [tags: Nervous Breakdown Mental Collapse Stress] 443 words
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Management of Bipolar Disorder in Adults and Diagnosis in Adolescent Children - Management of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder when individuals experience episodes of mania and depression. The medications used in treating bipolar disorder have been effective when properly diagnosed, but there is a risk of suicide while undergoing therapy. Treatments for bipolar disorder our on the market but they can only treat the mania or the depression, which is why the patient needs to be under supervision. When a person does not follow the prescribed course of treatment the risk of suicide increases....   [tags: Essays on Bipolar Disorder]
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The Responsibility of Parenting in Preventing Violence instead of the Media - The Responsibility of Parenting in Preventing Violence instead of the Media In the past few years, media violence has increased on television, in turn bringing inevitable resistance from concerned parents. What they don't stop to think about is that maybe the media is not the only area to blame. Parents are to blame when children are subjected to violence in the media, because it is due to an undedicated parent, not a careless network or radio station....   [tags: Papers] 1774 words
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A More Responsible Approach to Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation - It’s Time for a More Responsible Approach to Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation The debate about using animals for medical testing has been raging for years. The struggle always seems to be between extremist animal rights activists who believe that animals should never be used for research, and scientists who believe that any use of animals is acceptable. There are a growing number who argue that there must be a reasonable middle ground. I contend that there must be a significant decrease in the number of animals used by humans to further human goals....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Considerations of Individuality in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism - Considerations of Individuality in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism There is no standard ‘type’ or ‘typical’ person with autism. Parents may hear more than one label applied to the same child: autistic-like, learning disabled with autistic tendencies, high functioning or low functioning autism. These labels don’t describe differences between children as much as they indicate differences between professionals’ training, vocabulary and exposure to autism (1) In my first web paper I considered Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and questioned whether its’ symptoms and underlying neurobiology should be considered a disorder, or rather simply a difference among humans’ nervous syst...   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Junk Food: Can What We Eat Change How We Behave? - Junk Food: Can What We Eat Change How We Behave. Ice cream, chocolate, McDonald’s hamburgers, potato chips, and hot dogs, all symbolize a taboo in our society. Honey, wheat germ, fruit juices, and sprouts, take on a certain manna in our society. For years, our society has been involved with a health food movement. We are carrying this movement with us to every new day, every new year, and now into a new century. As we go into the new century, "our emphasis, is on "wellness" and prevention rather than on illness and curing" (Dubisch, 1999, p.325)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Essays Papers]
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Critical Assessment of an Invasive Method of Investigating the Brain - Critical Assessment of an Invasive Method of Investigating the Brain There are many different invasive ways of investigating thee brain including chemical stimulation, ablation and lesioning. All invasive methods artificially stimulate, and actually affect the brain. For my example I am going to look at electrical stimulation. The first person to study electrical stimulation on the brain was by Olds and Milner in 1954. They applied a weak current to the pleasure centre of the brain to a number of rats using small electrodes....   [tags: Papers] 666 words
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I Would Like to Work as a School Psychologist - I Would Like to Work as a School Psychologist I am interested in being a school psychologist for a variety of reasons. First, I believe that my background in working with children and families, and my B.A. in psychology are essential combinations that will be helpful in my pursuit of the degree. Second, I would like to work with children in a variety of educational situations, such as those in need of special education classes and those in talented and gifted programs. Third, I believe it is essential to work directly with the entire family system, not just the child....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays] 880 words
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My Experience and Reflection on Teaching Kindergarten Social Studies - 1. Instructional Context-My class includes 25 five and six year old kindergartners; 24 African-American students and 1 Caucasian student. I have 11 girls and 14 boys in my full-day kindergarten class where I teach language arts, math, science, social studies, and health. My class is a typical kindergarten group, in that they are very active and learn best by doing. They are a very talkative group and are in constant competition to share their ideas and to have "their turn" to participate. I have some particularly active boys, one of which is on medication for ADHD, another who has autism, but is currently not receiving special services, and a 3rd who came to me from another district's develo...   [tags: Early Education, primary school, elementary] 3373 words
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The Empirical Reality of Walden Two of B.F. Skinner - The Empirical Reality of Walden Two B.F. Skinner’s Walden Two is the fictitious account of an eclectic group’s visit to a modern utopian community started by psychologist T.E. Frazier. Authors often depict “perfect societies” in novels, as the subject holds wide appeal and great creative opportunity. Aldous Huxley envisioned a Brave New World; Lois Lowry wove the tale of The Giver. What sets Walden Two apart from such books. Simply stated, Skinner’s work truly does not seem as if it belongs in the fantasy or fiction genre, as the others do....   [tags: Psychology]
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Students with Learning Disabilities and the Inclusive Classroom - All teachers dream of the classroom filled with fifteen tranquil, enthusiastic students, all with their note books out and pencils prompt for note taking. This is the classroom where everyone works together, at the same pace, and without any interruptions or distractions. This is the ideal classroom setting. The only problem with this picture is that it does not exist. Students are all different. Kids all learn different ways, and at varying paces. Both Physical and Learning Disabilities can hinder a child’s learning speed and hold them back from the rest of the class....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Videogames Don't Have a Negative Effect on Kids - Videogames Don't Have a Negative Effect on Kids There are many things that today’s society worries about; television, role models, etc. The biggest ones are those that affect the children. One that many people overlook is video games, a national past time in almost every home. It is clear that they can cause changes in children, but are the changes good or bad. Do video games have a negative effect on kids. Personally, I felt there was nothing wrong with video games. I play them for fourteen hours or more a week, and I’ve been doing “fine” in life....   [tags: Argumentative Video Gaming Essays]
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Performance Goals for a Child with Learning Disabilities - Carlos is 12 years old Hispanic American in grade 7th. He is fine-looking, polite, admired, and hardworking. His Math is good and he has good skills in auditory processing. Unfortunately, local committee and special education has classified him as Learning Disabled. Learning Disability encompasses numerous types of learning problems. Following are 3 main Learning Disabilities he carries. <ol> <li value="1"> Reading <li value="2"> Writing <li value="3"> Precision or awareness <li value="1"> Reading: </ol> Most ordinary characteristics of student with Learning Disability is Reading....   [tags: special education, special needs, disabled] 590 words
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The Relationship Between Childhood Deviance and Adult Deviance - The Relationship Between Childhood Deviance and Adult Deviance Introduction The current study is a correlation design. This design will be used to find if there is a relationship between childhood conduct problems or deviance and adult deviance. Deviance for childhood will be defined as any psychological issues, conduct problems in school, such as physical fighting or lashing out in anger to teachers or peers, deviance for adults will be defined as any form of a criminal record and any form of a psychiatric record....   [tags: Papers] 947 words
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Brain Development in Victims of Child Abuse - Child abuse is a widespread problem in America and beyond. Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving more than 6 million children(1a). For many years, experts believed that the negative effects of child abuse, such as emotional problems, flashbacks to traumatic events, and even learning problems, were psychological phenomena only, able to be cured with therapy. Now, however, beliefs are being changed with the help of tools such as MRI imaging, able to detect actual changes in brain anatomy, and it appears that what doesn't kill you may still permanently weaken you, at least when it comes to child abuse....   [tags: Neurobiology of Child Abuse]
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PMS: How Much Do We Really Know? - PMS: How Much Do We Really Know. "Basically, PMS has been piecemealed. It's like the story of the five blind men and the elephant. One checked the trunk, another the leg and so on, but nobody has the full picture." --Dr. Susan Thys-Jacobs (1). The Controversy There has been much controversy over the biological factors involved in the mood disorders and discomfort felt by countless women before the onset of menses. The common term for this discomfort is pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS is a disorder involving hormonal changes that trigger disruptive symptoms up to two weeks prior to menstruation....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Neuroscience and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences - Connections Between Neuroscience and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences: Implications for Education The old paradigm of students as empty vessels waiting to be filled with knowledge has given way to the constructivist belief that students continuously build understandings based on their prior experiences and information. The idea of a fixed intelligence has given way to a more flexible perception of gradual intellectual development dependent on external stimulation (6) Our intelligence, therefore, is our singular, collective ability to act and react in an everchanging world (1) In my first two web papers I researched two defined disorders, ADHD and Autism, following a train of thought w...   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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School Junk Food Reduces Health of Students - School lunch started out as a program to help students focus on studies by getting the best nutrition from a meal at school. According to Julie Lautenschlager, in the book Food Fight, during World War Two, students were having issues with bad nutrition (61). There was a need to improve the overall health and ability of a student to concentrate during class. Lunches started out costing one penny. By the time I got to grade school, lunch was $2.00, and my mother laid out that money for me to take each day....   [tags: School Lunch Program 2014]
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The Future of Medical Science Is Now - The advances in modern medical science in the near future are dependent upon the advances of methods and procedures that by today’s standards are considered to be taboo and dangerous. These methods will not only revolutionize the field of medicine but they will be the forerunners to a whole knew way to treat people. For these advances to take place several key steps need to be taken both medically and politically. In this paper I will attempt to explain what methods and procedures will be the future of modern medicine, how these methods and procedures can benefit mankind, and finally what changes will be needed in the fields of medicine and politics....   [tags: essays research papers] 741 words
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The Effects of Television on the Brain - The Effects of Television on the Brain A flash here. A loud noise there. The constant bombardment of stimulus on humans’ senses gets greater as the months roll by. Things quicken. New tricks come out to help speed up old tasks, or companies pop up to do them for a small fee. Dot com’s are written on every street corner, so there is something for everybody. Everyone is rushing around, blinded by their own agenda bubble*, trying to make it from one task to another so that there is enough time to fit in a few more errands before the day comes to a close....   [tags: Papers] 905 words
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Speech on Water Fluoridation in Washington State - Speech on Water Fluoridation in Washington State 1._STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: Washington State has a current public policy on the issue of fluoridation, which is too general a statement to unite the state and its population on the issue. This situation was witnessed recently when the city of East Wenatchee was split in its opinion on the issue. Situations such as these are occurring all over the state of Washington. Washington needs a sound public policy that unites the entire population of Washington....   [tags: Papers] 1068 words
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Bullying and Violence in Public Schools - Bullying and Violence in Public Schools Although bullying has always been a problem in schools, it has more recently become a bigger crisis with vicious consequences. “However it is defined, bullying is not just child’s play, but a terrifying experience many schoolchildren face everyday. It can be as direct as teasing, hitting or threatening, or as indirect as exclusions, rumors or manipulation” (Garrett 2). Most kids do not think certain actions are classified as bullying, yet they do not realize the severity of the way they treat their peers....   [tags: Religion in Public Schools]
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Inclusion in Schools is Extremely Beneficial - Inclusion in schools is extremely beneficial to exceptional students in that it helps to develop successful social skills. Although exceptional students are without a doubt different, the process of inclusion can give students feelings of self worth and allows them to feel included in the education process. Thanks to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, a free and appropriate public education is mandated for students with disabilities (Peter, 1994)....   [tags: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act]
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Attention Deficit Disorder in American Children - Attention Deficit Disorder in American Children Approximately 3-5% of all American children have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). ADD is a leading cause of school failure and under-achievement. ADD characteristics often arise in early childhood. As many as 50% of children with ADD are never diagnosed. Boys significantly outnumber girls, though girls are more likely to be undiagnosed with ADD. ADD is not an attention disorder, but a disorder of impulse control (Pfiffrer 184). Characteristics of Attention Deficit Disorder can include: Fidgeting with hands or feet, difficulty remaining seated, awaiting turns in games, following through on instructions, and shifting from one uncompleted task...   [tags: ADD Behavior Disorders Health Education Essays]
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Substance Abuse Increasing In Inner-city Minorities - Substance Abuse Increasing in Inner-City Minorities Substance abuse is an ever increasing epidemic facing America's inner- city minorities. There are several different drugs that are gaining popularity amongst inner-city youths 1. Juice, that is marijuana soaked in embalming fluid is starting to show up in more and more inner east coast cities 2. Crack or rock cocaine is by far one of the most addicting drugs out there, it's been engulfing America's inner-cities since the early 80's 3. Heroin, is also making a comeback 4....   [tags: Drug Addiction Essays] 1123 words
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The Social Consequences of Learning Differences - Learning differences have become an observed issue amongst teachers, parents, and mental-health professionals across America. Recently medical scientists have identified numerous different mental illnesses which range from simple dyslexia to bipolar syndrome. Amongst these professionals, there are many different theories questioning whether these illnesses should be treated, how they should be treated, and at what age children should receive such treatment. If these ailments are not addressed at an early enough age where children can be worked with, these children will ultimately suffer throughout school and into their adult lives....   [tags: Children With Learning Disabilities]
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Attention Deficit Disorder: Can Medicine Help? - Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a common childhood behavioral disorder, but it can be difficult to diagnose and even more hard to understand. What needs to be done to help the child who has ADD, how to deal with this disorder. There are a number of ADD therapies involving usage of chemicals such as Ritalin and others. The recent researches found that the effect of such chemicals as Ritalin and others on the brain of the child is devastating and damages the normal functioning of the brain and especially interferes with the creative abilities....   [tags: Genetics] 1277 words
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Male and Female Ways of Thinking - Male and Female Ways of Thinking It has long been thought that men and women have fundamental difference in the way they think, but this was always considered to be down to the hormones. Recently it has been discovered that although the hormones do play a role in the behaviour and views of the different sexes, the brain also plays a key role. It has been found that there are many ways which the male brain varies from the female brain. This challenges the equal rights and opportunities have long been struggled for....   [tags: Papers] 668 words
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Cigarette As "Death Wrapped In Paper" - Cigarette As "Death Wrapped In Paper" Hardly any smoker realizes that a cigarette is a cleverly crafted lethal product that delivers just the right amount of nicotine to keep its user addicted for many years before actually killing the person. Cigarette smoking carries with it serious consequences chiefly connected with the deterioration of health and the higher risk of going down with serious life-threatening diseases. Besides this, it also does considerable damage to the health of passive smokers, especially children, and has numerous right away noticeable effects on its users, such as bad skin, unpleasant breath and smelly clothes, hair, and etc....   [tags: Papers] 594 words
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Adderall, Ritalin, AD/HD, and Abuse - Adderall, Ritalin, AD/HD, and Abuse Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are behavioral disorders affecting attention span, impulse control, and self-discipline. They are usually associated with children, although adults can suffer from the same disorders. It is estimated that 4% - 6% of the U.S. population suffers from AD/HD, and children with the disorders carry them into adulthood more than half the time. Typically medicated with psychostimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall, (methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine, respectively), concern over these disorders surrounds problems such as over-diagnosis or misuse of the prescription medications....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Gender Inequality: Boys vs. Girls - Gender Inequality: Boys vs. Girls Sex-role stereotyping creeps into the life of the school throughout the entire day. In elementary schools every subject children learn and every period they experience can contribute to preserving out-moded, sex-biased attitudes and limitations. (Shapiro, et.al., 1981) Bias books represent girls and boys in different roles. Gym classes have boys lifting weights for strength and girls involved in aerobics for flexibility. Math classes contend girls against boys on games like math jeopardy....   [tags: Feminism Feminist]
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Different Types of Bipolar Disorder - Different Types of Bipolar Disorder What is unipolar illness. When the mood is just depressed. This is far more common than bipolar illness. What is bipolar disease. Bipolar disorders (manic-depressive illness) are marked by periods of manic, greatly elated moods or excited states as well as by periods of depression. Although the manic-depressive psychosis may alternate from one of its phases to the other, one or the other phase is usually dominant for a while. Depression is more often dominant than mania....   [tags: Psychiatry Psychology Bipolar Essays]
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Asperger?s Syndrome and Instructional Intervention - Asperger’s Syndrome and Instructional Intervention Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) is a pervasive developmental disability first identified in 1944 by Dr. Hans Asperger, an Austrian pediatrician. However, since his paper was written in German and published during World War II, his findings were not well known in the United States and in other non-German speaking countries. In 1981, Dr. Lorna Wing, a British researcher, brought AS to the attention of the English-speaking world. In addition to summarizing Asperger’s findings, she also pointed out the similarities between AS and autism, raising the question: Are they the same disorder or two separate ones (Ozonoff, Dawson, & McPartland, 2002...   [tags: essays research papers] 1731 words
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Prenatal Care and Preterm Births - Prenatal Care and Preterm Births In the last 20 years the hopes of survival for neonates have seen significant increase, almost all of the causes of perinatal mortality and morbidity have decreased. There is only one threat unmoved, still standing above the rest- Preterm birth. Prematurity or preterm birth is defined as the birth of any child between 20-37 weeks of gestation. Delivery prior to 20 weeks of gestation is considered a Natural abortion.1 The survival rate of low birth weight infants has significantly increased from 15-80% in the last 20 years....   [tags: Papers] 2379 words
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War Against Boys in Society - War Against Boys in Society It is a bad time to be a boy in America. As the new millennium began, the defining event for American girls was the triumph of the U.S. women’s soccer team. For boys, the major event was the mass killing at Columbine High School. It would seem that boys in our society face great difficulties and risks as they grow up. Yet the best-known studies and the academic experts are telling us that it is girls who are suffering from a decline in self-esteem. The experts say that it is girls who need extra help with academics and elsewhere in a society that favors boys....   [tags: Papers] 1561 words
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My Classroom Management Plan -         For many people, "discipline" is considered synonymous with physical punishment.  For others, it is seen as something that must be done to make children behave "properly".  Even the dictionary's definition seems to support this image:  "1. Training of the mental, moral, and physical powers by instruction, control, and exercise.  2. Subjection to rule and authority.  3. Punishment or disciplinary action for the sake of training."  Although this sounds like some kind of military training, there are many forms of discipline which do not necessarily involve some kind of abuse.  Many methods exist of refraining a child from acting in a negative manner that do not undermine their self-este...   [tags: Elementary Classroom Management 2014] 3900 words
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My Philosophy of Education - My Philosophy of Education As a military wife, I have had the experience of working in several different school systems. I was a substitute teacher and a teaching assistant for four years. I started my college education right after high school. However, I halted my studies when my ex-husband and I were stationed in Germany. Soon after, my children came and consumed most of my time. If I was asked the question now about my career choice at 18, I would have to say that I am glad I got to experience the world first....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Essays] 967 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Education is something that every person should be given the chance to attain. It is vital for all people young, old, mentally impaired, ADHD, or whatever characteristic they may encompass. I believe everyone has the right to learn and be taught in an school environment. The law passed in 1975, P.L. 94-142, made numerous changes in the way certain children with special needs was being treated in the public school system. With the update in 1991, IDEA (Individuals With Disabilities act) added to the progress to end discrimination towards all exceptionalities....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 1387 words
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Definition of Home Schooling - Definition of Home Schooling What is home schooling. Home schooling is defined as a “provision of compulsory education in the home as an alternative to traditional public/private schooling – often motivated by parental desire to exclude their children from the traditional school environment” (Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), 1999). Parents homeschool their children in many different ways. The techniques vary from traditional ways of teaching using textbooks, to community activism, to the study of classic literature and Latin, and many versions in between (Ransom, 2001; Izhizuka et....   [tags: essays papers] 1612 words
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What Makes Them Tic? - What Makes Them Tic. Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder, which involves involuntary body movements or Tics. There are two types of Tics, motor/physical and vocal. This paper will cover many aspects of Tourette's syndrome; including the history of the disease, the discovered of the disease, the genetics involved with the disorder, the diagnosis of the disease, and the effects of the disease on families. George Gils de la Tourette's a French doctor and biologist discovered Tourette's syndrome in 1885 (Landau 21)....   [tags: essays papers] 1052 words
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Does Skinny Equal Beautiful? - Does Skinny Equal Beautiful. What constitutes a woman as beautiful. Is it a genial personality. That might have been an appealing trait in the years past, but these days a woman must be unsightly skinny to be considered beautiful. In years past, a woman with a little meat on their bones was considered attractive. This has caused the female race a great deal of distress. Every female has a desire to be seen as attractive. She wants to be received well by society. Women are being driven to take drastic measures for approval....   [tags: Gender Studies] 1142 words
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