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  • The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Book Analysis

    In 2012, a survey assessing children born in 2004 discovered that 1 in 68 children had been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (CDC). This statistic shows how unlikely it would be for someone to go their entire life without meeting at least one person diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Yet despite these high numbers, autistic individuals are rarely present in modern media. There are few books and movies that depict autistic characters, and those that do often use the disorder as a gimmick by depicting the characters as little more than caricatures. However, there are two novels that do an excellent job of portraying realistic and complex autistic characters. These two novels are The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. Both novels focus on a child protagonist that displays many traditional characteristics of autistic individuals, yet both novels go beyond simply describing the life of an autistic child. Both novels tell a complex story through the use of nontraditional graphics, emotion, their portrayal of autism, and their use of plot. The The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close are both unique in their use of graphics throughout the novel. While pictures are common in books for younger children, both of these novels are meant for an older audience. In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, the reader is…

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  • 32 Tips For Ells Analysis

    Cipriano, J. (2011). 32 tips for ells. Scholastic Instructor, 36-38. The author of the article describes 32 tips that teachers can implement for English Language Learners. Such ideas include: ideas for first day of school, ways to help them build vocabulary, and tips for reading lessons. The article provides some useful and innovative guidelines; however, it does not appear to be beneficial because it does not go into much detail about the strategies therefore additional research would have to…

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  • The Importance Of Intellectual Disability

    Intellectual disability is a title given to people with diminished ability to understand new or complicated information and to master new techniques (WHO,2018). People with intellectual disabilities are diagnosed as children and have IQ’s under 70 (Health Victoria, 2016). They can fall anywhere on the spectrum, from moderately disabled to profoundly disabled (Health Victoria, 2016).. Those with Intellectual disabilities have higher mortality rates and shorter life expectancy than those without…

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  • Social Diagnosis Of Autism

    Although society as a whole has made some progress from when autism was first discovered in the 1940’s, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is still very much stigmatized in the 21st century. The social stigma of ASD is complicated, and varies depending on what country is in question, but scientists and parents all agree that the diagnosis and label of autism does invite stigma, prejudice, and the loss of the feeling of normalcy. According to Martin (2013), prominent features of ASD include…

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  • Bartleby The Scrivener: A Story Of Wall Street

    Although Herman Melville never received sufficient recognition for his literary genius while he was alive, today he is regarded as one of the most iconic American writers ever. His most famous work, Moby Dick, is a classic for students and adults likewise. Herman Melville is also well known for helping make short stories into a serious form of writing in the US. Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street was not as well-appreciated as the action-filled Typee and Omoo, but today it is one…

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  • Early Intervention Essay

    As a teacher we have to prepare and know how to react when a child has an emotional outburst. Typically students with Autism Spectrum Disorder will have a problem with this. According to Brentani, Helena, Paula, Cristiane Silvestre de, Bordini, Daniela, Rolim, Deborah, Sato, Fabio, Portolese, Joana, Pacifico, Maria Clara, and McCracken (2013), Autism Spectrum Disorder, “…is characterized by a shared spectrum of qualitative impairments in social interaction, associated with varying degrees of…

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  • Essay On Sensory Integration

    Sensory Integration also known as Sensory Processing is a specialty area of occupational therapy that is based on over 40 years of theory and research. The term “sensory integration” refers to: the way the brain organizes sensations for engagement in occupation. Sensory Integration is most commonly discussed for children with Autism but has also been used for students with other developmental disabilities as well. When children or adults need assistance in their environments with sensory…

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  • Autism Reflection

    Through the content analysis of the interview data, six themes reflecting participants’ knowledge of autism emerged: (a) belief that individuals with autism have control over their condition; (b) misconceptions about etiology of autism; (c) limited knowledge about attributes of autism; (d) previous experience with people with autism; (e) perception of others’ attitudes toward a peer with autism; and (f) sources of information. Belief that individuals with autism have control over their…

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  • People Are Born Evil In Frankenstein, By Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    There are billions of people in the world. They all start as small infants, then grow up. But not everyone turns out the same as the next. Some turn out to be truly evil beings. The truth is, many humans have done acts of evil, but no one is born evil. They are born like a blank slate, bound to be shaped by society. People believe others are either born to be corrupted or born to be kind. In this essay, to prove that people are born as a blank state and not either one of those we will show…

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  • Christopher's Disam

    Autism is a set of developmental disabilities that are characterized by the difficulty of communicating and forming relationships with other people. With a total of five autism types, many people affected by autism have Asperger’s Disorder. While people with this condition may be socially awkward, they often time will have interest in specific topics. This situation is captured in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, with the protagonist of the story Christopher…

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