Who Care About Kelsey Movie Analysis

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Media Review for “Who Cares About Kelsey” and “F.A.T. City: How Difficult Can It Be”
Kassandra B. Student
Eastern Kentucky University

Media Overview
This paper explores two movies that portray a child with a disability and how he or she over comes many obstacles. In addition, this paper explores three short videos When the Chips Are Down, Restraint and Seclusion, and Rita Pierson Every Child Needs a Champion. The media uses consistent strategies to help the students. However, there is some differences between each movie. For example, the child portrayed in each movie has a different type of disability. In the movie Who Cares About Kelsey is about a young nineteen-year-old high school student who has ADHD. Kelsey is one of more
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(Exceptional leaners pg.170). Kelsey was also a cashier, firefighter, and a captain of her school’s cheerleading team. These activities helped Kelsey burn off energy, Kelsey was in high school for five years and was at high risk for dropping out of high school. She failed her sophomore year and had to repeat it. For this reason, Kelsey stated, “If I fail my senior year I will drop out or switch schools.” Kelsey not only suffered from ADHD, but also suffered from abuse and being homeless. Kelsey mother, Susan, had an addiction to alcohol and getting high. Her mother’s actions left her and Kelsey both homeless. Kelsey was raped by one of Susan’s friends. Kelsey eventually learned to take care of herself. Kelsey had a tough life, but she wasn’t ready to give up. During Kelsey’s sophomore year Positive Behavior Intervention Success was introduced to …show more content…
Restraint was one of these occurrences. Restraint is manual, chemical, or mechanical immobilization of a child’s body. (Restraint and Seclusion) Seclusion was the other harsh punishment methods the teachers used on these children. Seclusion is the isolation of a student in a room or an empty space. In addition, they are prevented from leaving. (Restraint and Seclusion) Brianna Hammon was one of the victims of seclusion. Her teacher also threatened her with restraints. Brianna was told that if she did not stay in the room she would be strapped into a chair within the room. Brianna has a speech disability therefore she was unable to tell her mother what was occurring in her classroom. Helena Stephenson is a student who has Asperger syndrome. Asperger syndrome is a milder form of autism without impairments in cognition and language. (Exceptional leaners pg.210) Helena experienced physical and emotional abuse and seclusion. Helena was bullied and told by other students to not mess with the school. Later on she was physically abused by her vice principal. Her vice principal asked her, “How am I suppose to talk to you nice and slow so you can understand?” Her stepdad shows up at the elementary school and takes Helena home where she will be safe. Helena eventually drops out of

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