Κυριακή, 20 Μαρτίου 2011
Most dyslexics will exhibit about 10 traits and behaviors. These characteristics can vary from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. The most consistent thing about dyslexics is their inconsistency.
a. Read the text of http://www.dyslexia.com/library/symptoms.htm and write some characteristics in your own language. Work in groups.
b. Testing for dyslexia with DAVIS METHOD: Free online assessment. Get advice from experts
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Σάββατο, 19 Μαρτίου 2011
Taare Zameen Par is a 2007 Bollywood drama film directed and procuced by Aamir Khan.
The film explores the life and imagination of 8-year-old Ishaan (Darsheel Safary). Although he excels in the arts, his poor academic performance leads his parents to send him to a boarding school. Ishaan's new art teacher (Aamir Khan) suspects that he is dyslexic, and helps him to overcome his disability.
The film made its theatrical debut in India on 21 December 2007. Less than two years later Walt Disney Home Entertainment released an international edition DVD titled Like Stars on Earth, marking the first purchase of distribution rights for an Indian film by a global company.
DYSLEXIA and SOCIAL EXCLUSION
We watched the dyslexia film and noticed the following:
Children with learning difficulties are threatened by social exclusion because:
- They are left behind
- They can’t participate in class activities
- They have no friends
skillful, not very dexterous, adventurous, brave, emotionally intelligent, artistic, sensitive, creative, lonely, detached, aggressive, defiant, a liar, sometimes truant, nervous and a pet lover.
His talents are that he can make puzzles, paint, make fireworks and orientate himself. He can also understand poetry, although he can't read, write and calculate. On the other hand, he can’t memorise and answer when pressed or understand istructions. He can't focus and play ball games.
He feels happy when he can freely explore and create. He feels frustrated when he fails, angry, stressed, lonely and also abandoned, sad and depressed. His family feel confused, apprehensive, condemned, disappointed, angry and guilty.
How can we help him? We can try and understand him, accept him as he is, seek expert support for him and us and, more importantly, not insult him but support him. We should explain things in his way and provide special education and last protect him from being bullied.
Τρίτη, 8 Μαρτίου 2011
A mentally retarded man (MRP) fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.
Director:Jessie Nelson Stars:Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer and Dakota Fanning
Ο Σον Πεν, σε μια καταπληκτική ερμηνεία, υποδύεται έναν διανοητικά καθυστερημένο πατέρα (MRP), που προσπαθεί να κερδίσει τη δίκη ώστε να πάρει εκείνος την ανατροφή του παιδιού του, ως μοναδικός γονιός, παρά το πρόβλημά του.
Συζήτηση: Υπάρχουν στερεότυπα που αφορούν τους MRP. Είναι ενσωματωμένοι στη κοινωνία ή αντιμετωπίζουν πρόβλημα αποκλεισμού. Ποιά η γνώμη των μαθητών πριν και μετά τη προβολή της ταινίας.
Την Παρασκευή 4/3/2011 οι μαθητές του προγράμματος παρακολούθησαν την προβολή της ταινίας και διατύπωσαν τις απόψεις τους προφορικά και γραπτά, συμπληρώνοντας παράλληλα φύλλο έργου. Το συντονισμό είχε η κ. Στ. Σούμπαση, καθηγήτρια Αγγλικών.
I AM SAM
Before watching the film we did some brainstorming on what Mentally Retarted People are like. We got these answers: stupid, problematic, naive, victims, poor at communication, lonely, disadvantaged, outsiders, social excluded, mentally ill, pathetic, vulnerable, easy going and disturbed. On the other hand we also answered that MRP are sensitive, cheerful, sociable, obsessed with perfection, tolerant, good hearted, friendly and generous.
Then, we watced the film and agreed that Sam fits in most of the above but turns out to be a creative, highly affectionate, loving - commited - engaged father, very good at communication, patient, warm, but immature at first like all parents!