Assignment 1: Dyslexia

Assignment 1: Dyslexia

Edward is a seven-year-old boy who has difficulty reading. His teacher refers him to the school psychologist to evaluate for a learning disability. The psychologist’s report concludes that Edward has dyslexia and mild central nervous system impairment.

Edward’s mother asks whether the report means that her son has brain damage. The psychologist says, “He has impairments, but I wouldn’t say that he is brain damaged.”

How would you explain this answer? What is dyslexia?

What are the different nuances of meaning associated with the expressions brain damage and central nervous system impairment?

In our culture, are we overly sensitive and fearful about the idea of brain damage?

There are 4 styles of parenting:

Authoritarian parents (who rule the household with unquestioned authority and expect total obedience),

Permissive parents (who tend to be warm and loving to children, routinely give in to the demands of their children and have few rules or little structure guiding interaction),

Authoritative parents (who are also loving and nurturing but have a firm set of rules that they use to discipline their children while also explaining why certain actions are unacceptable and why alternative actions are expected)

and Uninvolved parents (parents who are not actively involved in the lives of their children). What are the pros and cons of each parenting style? What type of child is likely to develop under each of the four parenting styles?

300 words minimum – APA format and at least 2 in text citations.

Only reference used has to be:

 

Matsumoto, D., & Juang, L. (n.d.). Culture and Psychology. (6. Edition, Ed.) Cengage Learning

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