Wordy C Goes To Williamsburg Technical College, Kingstree SC
To Participate In A Lecture
Regarding Exceptional Children
Life With Wee People, The Outside Blog Minion Report and my ActiveRain Blog regarding Autism/PDD-NOS issues was incorporated into Professor Walker's Class in lecture room 117. Understanding child development can be very tricky issues because no two children are exactly alike and when you are dealing with learning disabled children, the spectrum of disorders and idiosyncrasies can be quite wide. Infinite in fact.
While I was wandering around campus with my mother I had no idea that today's topic would be how the brain functions. I also had no idea I would be participating and presenting for this particular discussion, so it was mad fun to dive in and throw a wild card seminar on my quirky kids and share through Q & A what life is like as a parent navigating the world of the learning disabled. My blog certainly has enough material and I hang around so many therapists I can actually articulate the insanity of my life (LOL).
The first question was my fave and cracked me up immediately: A student wanted to know which one was the one who toasted the cell phones (ROTFLMAO). Needless to say Wordy C got wordy after that. My Mom even participated and chatted about me since the topic was how the brain functions. We all know it has been debated bout me being Artistic and Autistic so how could she not put her two cents in? Seriously (LOL). We had a blast laughing over the wee ones and I also was able to share the actual music files we created together in addition to my blog posts. ;-)
Professor Walker would ask the students to apply what they learned from class to define the theoretical issues presenting throughout my conversation and observations with the students. I learned something new today from attending and participating in Professor Walker's class:
(1) An abundance of synapses accounts for plasticity. Children, more specifically young children, have plasticity which allows for their ability to learn new skills swiftly. In contrast, the adult brain is pruned. I believe that theoretical construct was from Murray in 2006. (Ergo, I have a pruned brain. Hmm... That could explain an awful lot, don't you think? I need a juicy brain... LMAO) ;-)
(2) Perception, in it's simplest sense, is interpretation of physical sensations... We're talking proprioceptive messages. I must look that word up because I do not know what it means but it is a Lefrancois theoretical from hailing from 1992. Taste, touch, sight, hearing and smell go hand and hand with that one. Noah has echolalic speech so I am looking forward to learning more bout this...
(3) Perception is related to the process of cognition, language and learning. Children are not systematic and frequently miss detail. Attention is voluntary and people choose to focus their attention... That is sooooo gonna be Cosmic Cow Pie talking point in the near future. We're talking major BananaTude people. People choose to focus their attention... Hmm... This could be mad fun... ;-)
Now, we all know how easily amused I am so of course I shall have to spoof on this later when I write my next menopause blog post regarding how the brain functions for menopausal blogging mommies with quirky kids (LOL). I think it will be fun to make fun of myself in this respect. After all, I have so much material and I have to give my ADD something interesting to do (LOL). When you are a transparent blog writer and you travel everywhere you go with your mobile office you can rise to any occasion simply by logging in to your ActiveRain Outside Blog and sharing the facts behind the creation of the posts under discussion. Being a guest of the class and showing off Noah and Stephen's ActiveRain adventures was a real treat. It was the most enjoyable moment of my afternoon so I shall have to share some more facts for you guys to go "hmm" and "duh" over regarding my shorties (LMAO).
Thank you Professor Walker and thank you class. :-)
In the meantime check out more of the Williamsburg Technical College campus. Very nice...
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