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Teacher Saw My Scars
I was physically abused by teacher in 80's. School did not investigate. She is working w/ kids at church. How can I tell them in most credible way?
Be: Straight and have evidence or proof. There are others if there is one. Protect the rest. ...Read more
1st Parents and Doc: More is known about Asperger Syndrome today and more people, including educators, are familiar with this challenge. I would always recommend speaking with your family and physician to be sure you are aware what to expect. I think if everyone is in agreement, it is a good idea to communicate with teachers and school administrators who can be of great help to you in the school environment. ...Read more
Dyspraxia: Special education teachers have experience and can help. ...Read more
Ask them: This is best answered by the source...The teachers. Hopefully they have been trained in keeping them calm and following a plan. ...Read more
What are you saying: Neuropathy refers to damage to nerves and in the case of peripheral neuropathy nerve of the peripheral nervous system. This may be caused either by diseases of or trauma to the nerve or the side-effects of systemic illness. There are central neuropathies also which can be related to the damage to the nerves of the central nervous system. Are you saying this to the teacher? ...Read more
What do you mean?: When you say 'touched your thigh' that has many meanings - did they purposefully place their hand on you, was it an apparent accident? If you feel it was purposeful and made you feel uncomfortable you should discuss with someone. ...Read more
With difficulty!: It would be very difficult for any teacher to be severely autistic. However, some adults can have aspects of the autistic spectrum that may be quite subtle and impact on interacting with adults. Odd behavior, repetitive speech patterns and poor eye contact may be clues. If present, I would discuss it with the teacher's supervisor. ...Read more
You can tell them: Or your therapist, family doctor or psychiatrist can write a brief note saying that you have social anxiety disorder. Would be a good idea for you to bring along a brief explanation from online about exactly what it is in case your teacher does not know. Best wishes. Have a happy thanksgiving. I say this as the greenbay packers are biting the dust. : (. ...Read more
Mrsa: With proper treatment & prevention through hand washing, you should be fine. ...Read more
Simple is best: The 10yo's past experience with pets or bugs gives them a basic understanding of the physical reality of death. Since their thinking processes won't begin to embrace advanced thinking until well into the teens, you need to stay with simple. Instead of trying to provide an elaborate discussion of heaven or eternal love, provide an open invitation to ask questions. Kids will come back again & again. ...Read more
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Yes, must do.: You should tell your teacher as soon as possible. There must be child protective services in your town and you should consult the teacher in reporting to them. ...Read more
Doctor's Note: See your doctor, get checked out and get a note for your teacher. ...Read more
My son is 5, 2nd wk of kindergarden, refusal to go, kicked/screamed/hit teachers trying to help. Hx: spd; what to do?
Talk with teacher: If your child is having trouble separating, have a talk with your child's teacher (or the school counselor) and come up with a plan. It's pretty common. Most teachers have a system for gradual separation- shorter goodbyes, distraction to other activities, having a familiar item, some positive reinforcement for appropriate behavior. You may need to talk with a therapist if things don't improve. ...Read more
I'm doing a science project on down syndrome and my teacher wants to know dominate recessive or chromosomal (how common) can you help?
Do your homework: There is a simple answer but this is not where you should go to get it. Your instructors are going to want you to provide your references to any data you come up with. Your question suggests you are too young to be submitting questions to HT. You must be 16. ...Read more
I want to understand how being physically abused by a teacher (3rd grade) has affected me as an adult. Can you recommend books? Any insight?
My psych teacher said people with anxiety have a sensitive nervous system and are more sensitive to medicine. It seems true for me. Is this true?
Not necessarily: I personally have not found that to be true. It depends on medication and circumstance. In some cases, the anxiety disorder has made the person more difficult to treat and has required higher doses of some medications to achieve the desired effect. And I don't know what your psych teacher means by "sensitive nervous system". That term has no real meaning. ...Read more
My five year blacked out and beated up 3 students and 3 teachers. She cried for 3 and half hours straight. No one could calm her down. What do I do?
Where are most deer ticks found? I am going hiking for a biology school project at a Beach reservation area and my teacher said there will be ticks.
Deer ticks: They are present throughout the majority of the eastern United States and tend to live in wooded areas and along trails in forests. ...Read more
In medical school, how many students are there in a class? Can you ask questions during a class? And do you have a separate teacher to help you?
It varies a lot: Some of the basic science courses in medical school are taught to the entire class at the same time in a large auditorium. Others are in small groups of ten or so. In these classes there is a lot of give and take between the students and instructor. In my experience, questions were always encouraged and generally, the better the teacher, the more questions that are asked. ...Read more
Would like resources in understanding how being abused for a year by a teacher shaped my adult personality. Looking for personal insight/per. Growth.?
Break the cycle: Abusers are often survivors of abuse themselves. You cannot change what happened in the past, but you can change how you interpret what happened, and you can change your present interactions with others. You need to break the cycle of abuse, which can manifest in many ways, including your personality. Joining a support group, seeing a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist may help. ...Read more
2/2 missing my male teacher cry or think about him daily not romantically he made impact on my life what should I do? Cry to songs bout losing somebody
Grieving: You are grieving. This is normal. You are also young and this is a bid deal. Learn from this emotion. But, it will get better. ...Read more