Essay about Analysis Of The Film ' Front Of The Class '

1842 Words Nov 11th, 2016 8 Pages
This paper is going to focus on two theoretical perspectives and how they are applied to the film titled “Front of the Class”. This film brings us through the life story of a young man diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome (TS), obstacles that he was confronted with and how he overcame many life struggles in order to become a accomplished elementary school educator. The theories will be evaluated for their practice implications as well as their areas of strengths. As this film is analyzed through the lens of two human behavior theories, it is imperative to identify how social assemblies oppress and marginalize an individual while simultaneously bringing forth social justice as delegates of change.
Tourette syndrome is defined as a neuropsychiatric disorder that is usually first diagnosed in childhood. The exact cause of TS is unknown but genetics and environmental influences may be a factor. TS is characterized by multiple physical and vocal tics, which Brad Cohen experienced on a daily basis throughout his childhood, adolescence and young adulthood (American Psychiatric Association, 2000)
Object Relations Theory
Object relations theory emphases on an individual’s aptitude to attach to a nurturing parent or caregiver at a young age. Through these attachments, individuals gain a confident sense of self and a secure sense of how they relate to others (Urdang, 2010). Object relations theorists believe that individuals hold onto images of their…

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