Emotional Impairment Presentation.

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Corieh Infected, Jan 11, 2008.

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  1. Corieh Infected

    Corieh Infected Well-Known Member

    This is a presentation I did for school to help people understand how people react. This could be with social anxiety, bi-polar, auspergers(spelling). But, this is some basic information I put together. It mainly has to do with school, not outside of school. If you find this really helpful, I hope you can take it to school or something and present it to your teachers and classmates.

    Slide One: Emotional Impairment/Special Education
    Inside View

    Slide Two: What Goes Wrong
    Basically what goes wrong is we have certain behaviors that most people don’t have and it causes problems. Some of us have anxieties where it’s hard to go to school or to be around people. Others of us get mad easily and have trouble controlling that anger. Flight or fight can explain a lot of it. If the people scare us we might run, and if we get mad we might fight. Getting really nervous in a situation can make us do either of these things. Sometimes we’ll skip school to avoid what makes us nervous and mad, and other times we’ll just walk right out of class without a second thought. Very rarely do we think before we show a bad behavior. With a lot of us if we were to stop and think it through we’d make the right choice; not too many of us have the patience to do this.

    Slide Three: Why We're This Way
    Part of the reason we’re this way is because we have chemical imbalances in our brain. When we get scared or angry our chemicals rush into our brain and it makes it hard to think and function the right way. Sometimes we’ll get headaches because of all the chemicals, and other times we get so frustrated with ourselves that we’re this way. We can’t control the chemicals in our body. Our chemicals seem to function different than most people.

    Another reason we’re this way is because of learned behavior. If we see someone acting a certain way it might make us think it’s okay to be like that, so we’ll start acting that way. For example, if someone walks out of a classroom we could look at them and think they walked out, so can I. Sometimes we get it from our parents, our peers, and other times we’ll just see random people doing it so we will. Seeing bad things happen puts it on our heads that it’s okay to do. Sometimes we know it’s not, but other times we just think it’s a normal thing to do.

    Slide Four: What Makes It Worse
    People making fun of us for the way we are or not understanding why we do things usually makes the problem worse. If we try to explain ourselves to someone and they just laugh at us we get really hurt and we usually don’t make the best choices. If people talk about us behind our backs it really offends us; no one likes to be picked on and no one should be picked on. Not many people pick on a person in a wheel chair; they actually want to help them. Our disabilities aren’t physical so people think we’re just making it up and that it’s okay to pick on the kid who can’t go to class, or the kid who gets angry and hits their head on the floor. All that happens is a bigger problem is created.

    Slide Five: What We Need
    We need people who can understand us and help us with our problems. Just talking will actually help us a lot but very few people are willing to listen. If everyone could just sit down, listen, and try to understand the problem it would actually make things a lot easier for us and we would feel more accepted. Also we sometimes need different learning environments. Sometimes we can’t handle who we sit by, or the way the material in class is expressed, so we need it in different ways. If people could just understand that we’re still people but with different needs then it’d make understanding us even easier. We need people who can help us through our problems and willing to be flexible. It’s hard to do things on our own a lot of the time; we need that extra push. It doesn’t take a lot of time to help us; just a few minutes of talking or some encouragement. A lot of us are self-conscious.

    Slide Six: How You Can Help
    You can help by building our self-confidence. Talking to us and telling us we did a good job really helps us feel like we’re not worthless people who’re just a burden. It makes us feel like people like having us around and we’re actually doing something good. By talking and trying to understand our situation you can make all the difference in the world. On a day that’s really rough we might go to the extreme and say we never want to come to school again and that we’re dropping out. By talking to us for five minutes and saying we’re a part of this school and change our lives completely. You can help by being a friend. Just because we’re different doesn’t mean we’re not human beings. We’re like a puzzle, you have to be patient with us and you’ll figure us out and then you know how to help us. It just takes a bit of your time; it won’t hurt, it can only help.

    Slide Seven: The End
    Thank you for taking time to listen to this presentation. Just by listening and showing that you’re interested you have made someone very happy.

    -Corie Landis
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