Hold Up Kee-Mo-Sah-Bee!

Who is Kee-Mo-Sah-Bee? Well, Kee-Mo-Sah-Bee (KEMO-SABE) today is your friend, dawg, soul mate, homie, homegirl, homeboy, and confidante. Get my DRIFT :). We are going to drop back to yesteryear for only a moment. I don’t like hanging back in the past too long. If it is for MENTAL purposes, yes. I still have the BRAIN POWER to reach back and REMEMBER. My clock is still rocking and I have not forgotten. I do not wish to enter into the boxing arena with ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, PARKINSON’S, ALS/LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE, DEMENTIA, or any of the other neurodegenerative diseases waiting to snatch up my BRAIN. So I must THINK BIG.

Wow! Talking about loss of quality of life and losing all those precious memories, this would be pure horror. You will lose even more. A person whole circuit board is wiped out. One would lose their ability to functional living skill. I don’t want to use the word IMAGINE because this is not going to happen in the mind of someone with a degenerative disease. Not being able to write, dress, extreme muscle weakness, motor neurons of the central nervous system eventually fade out, gets destroyed, and the body suffers from restricted muscle/muscle paralysis.

Rescue is in order. Back in the day, there was a masked man who rode by himself and did a world of good. Is this going to be an UNCLE LAWRENCE STORY? NO! UNCLE LAWRENCE was really creative. Did UNCLE LAWRENCE stretch his stories? NO! He straight out LIED. His stories were pure entertainment. Do you know they have a NEWS NETWORK that functions just like UNCLE LAWRENCE? It is called FOX NEWS and it refuses to give the FACTS. Some of the people who appear on this show can LIE their A.. off just like UNCLE LAWRENCE. No CODE OF ETHICS

The masked man had a code he followed. He believed that no matter what changes, the TRUTH never changes. The TRUTH lives on for AEONS. The masked man believed whatever was taken later in life one has to settle up and make payments for that which was taken. If you wanted friends you must learn to be a friend to yourself. You would need to know who you are as a person before you could reach out and try to befriend someone else. He felt if there were rules made whatever was BEST for the MAJORITY of the people should be the rule. If there was going to be a fight, a person had to be prepared mentally, physically, and morally. In today’s TIMES, you have to come with the megabucks. Even back then the LONG RANGER believed the government was by the people, for the people, and of the people. His A… would have been the LONE STRANGER and he would not be riding again. Hi-Yo WHO? It would not be SILVER.

Check this out! A brown horse was ridden by the LONE RANGER before there was SILVER. LONE RANGER rescued SILVER. LOYALTY! KEE-MO-SAH-BEE was a diverse white man in a mask hanging out with a chocolate animal and an INDIAN called TONTO. This brother was ahead of his TIME. I bet you the mask was representing he was hiding something. Do you think he was gay? Did the LONE RANGER smoke too much with TONTO and didn’t want anyone to know he was high? WOW! He would fit right in. Just like he rescued SILVER, the SUPREME COURT would be passing judgment on his GAY RIGHTS. Don’t let me tell a story. I can mess it up. Give me a bible story and CHRIST will be shooting hoops, and cutting a record deal instead of walking on water. OKAY, SKEET…put on the brakes. This does not refer to PRESIDENT OBAMA nor JAY-ZEE. So let it go.

In today’s TIME, the LONE RANGER would tell you that everyone inside their shell could make this world a better place and all men are created equal. We tell ourselves that all the TIME but WE THE PEOPLE are still fighting for EQUALS RIGHTS today. At least our show has not been canceled and the great saga still continues. You know what I would have a love for the masked man to be played by SIDNEY POITIER, HARRY BELAFONTE, or BILL COSBY. CONTROVERSY! It probably was hard enough having a white man in a mask hanging out with an INDIAN named TONTO. The chocolate horse was too much so they had to throw in SILVER. The sand would be on fire and the storyline would look more like NICHOLAS CAGE in GHOST RIDER trying to mess a BROTHER up. Hmmm!

The LONE RANGER carried a gun to disarm people. It was shot first ask question later. His character was one of common sense and logic. In this day and age, this radio/television show would have not lasted long with the villains being the NRA and CONGRESS as the backers. Common Sense and Logic has been tossed into the wind if you are talking about these groups in the same sentence. I am. Is this how the movie title GONE WITH THE WIND evolved? I don’t recall an episode of any rich people taking control. Back in the day, the game was taking control of the land, not GERRYMANDERING. TONTO would not have been riding with the LONE RANGER. He wouldn’t be calling him KEE-MO-SAH-BEE and they would not be sharing the same peace pipe. The LONE RANGER would be manipulating TONTO’S rights and trying to steal TONTO’S vote. Today you have people trying to take control of your thoughts and your MIND.

Being able to step back in TIME and to REMEMBER is so crucial to one’s BRAIN. Having your own thoughts or ideas are so important. Even if you cannot organize your thoughts in a sequential manner a pill is not a quick fix. The TIME has come. WE NEED TO RETHINK THE WAY WE THINK AND ACCOMMODATE THOSE WHO PROCESSES DIFFERENTLY. A pill cannot fix what the people have failed to work on. You have to work with what you got. Every program should not be set up for academics along. If the child is coming in with learning or behavioral problems the program should be geared more toward the students social/emotional issues. Whenever a child has a unique style of learning and it is not addressed it will manifest into what looks like a behavioral problem. What do pills do? It will MASK the most essential problem. It will become more difficult to resolve the problem. WOW! THE LONE RANGER would say that. Hell NAH! I would. D… people are always trying to shoot an idea down before it can settle in the minds of the people who have great ideas. The key word is IDEA. Making a MENTAL IMPRESSION with your own MIND is your IDEA. THINK BIG.

Making a DECISION is the GOAL. It challenges the BRAIN. SHOOTING FOR THE STARS, and ULTIMATE GOAL is the individual taking responsibility for the DECISION he/she makes with his/her IDEA coming from their BRAIN. If in the event the individual processes the information differently we must go around, use another method, or take a different path. A different method of teaching must be provided to adjust to the individual style of learning. Other strategies need to be incorporated into the success of what the individual can achieve. I am not talking about using DRUGS or locking people away in JAIL. Our society has a tendency of holding every person by the same standard or rules, not in the BEST interest of everyone. KEE-MO-SAH-BEE would be pissed off.

Where are your occupational therapist, speech pathologist, para-professionals, any type of practitioners to help the child enhance their ability to use their right and left side of the brain working together (Bilateral INTEGRATION)? Did you cut them out of the budget? The process has to start very early in children to use their sensory motor skills and later develop their perceptual motor skills. All the walking, running, jumping, skipping, and playing ball that keeps our BODY COORDINATION intact. Did they cut out the P.E. program? Remember when the kids had the old tennis shoe that sat on the table in school to lace up. Don’t forget about the shirts and sweaters that the kids practice on to button up. Where is the double line paper to write with that had an alphabet off to the side of the paper to trace? It works for EYE-HAND COORDINATION back then. Whatever happened to the good old crossword puzzles or navigating through an obstacle course? It worked for PERCEIVING RELATIONSHIPS OF OBJECTS IN SPACE. It also helps determine the position of one’s body in relation to the object. Whatever happen to “REPEAT AFTER ME CLASS.” Did you REMEMBER and could you REPEAT the list of words? This was one way to help develop HEARING and SPEAKING SKILLS.

As children get older the more mature brain kicks off with the reading, thinking, writing, behavior control and having the ability to work independently in one’s own chair. Damages were done to brain activity development cause problems to these higher learning skills. The social/emotional maturity of a person is being able to organize and develop one’s senses and integrate this process of gathering more information into one’s brain. What happens to a person self-esteem if they are unable to read, write, think, modulate one’s behavior, and work independently? RIGHT! RIGHT! It plummets.

You are there. It is nothing like allowing the brain to use the information our senses take in. This is the best information one can get because every mode from our senses (hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste, how we view movement/and gravity makes the ballet FOR REAL. 🙂 It is much better than taking it in on a computer or IPAD. Our alert buttons go off, our senses are heightened, and the brains gather up more information. This is SENSORY INTEGRATION which is used in many of our life activities. The lack of interacting with one’s environment cripples the development, relationships, and interactions we have with one another. What if something happens to the BRAIN? What if there aren’t many knobs on your channel. You can burst the bubble by investigating the BRAIN. Many children/adults are at a great risk of being classified as brain damages. What achievement? You don’t have to worry about any type of achievement if you don’t THINK BIG and take smalls steps. You will not get your big leap for MANKIND.

REMEMBER TO REMEMBER. THINK TO THINK. DO WHATEVER CAN BE DONE. Will there be an early onset of ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, PARKINSON DISEASE, ALS/LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE, DEMENTIA or any neurodegenerative disease if we fail to take action? Put on the boxing gloves and LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE. Hold that MENTAL IMPRESSION because that MENTAL IMPRESSION can be wiped out by one of the above diseases.

Don’t forget to revisit http://www.spdfoundation.net/about-sensory-processing-disorder.html and click on library. Also for coming in on EARLY DEVELOPMENT, revisit http://www.pathways.org. JUST THINK and we will reach THINK BIG.

The Who Not The View Featuring Darlene Dyslexia

Scene:  A TV station, lights blazing and an actual live studio audience is roaring…

Mavis:

Welcome to “The Who, Not The View”  and our first guest, Darlene Dyslexia

Darlene Dyslexia:

It’s so good to be here Mavis. Love the earrings and shoes.

Mavis:

Can you tell our viewers today what new project you’ve taken on?

Darlene Dyslexia:

First I want to say something about my dear friend and longtime business partner Norvella NLD. She was unable to make it to the show today. We both have taken on the APA (American Psychiatric Association).  My girlfriend always includes her friends in her life and it’s about time that we start including her.  We are going to get Norvella NLD on the list.  Tell Anita Asperger not to worry.  When the DSM5 rolls around in May 2013 we are going to make sure that Aspergers hold their place.  Norvella NLD will have a place for the first time in our history.  Tell Wrong Planet.com to come down to earth and visit with us. We love them and we totally understand how they feel.

Mavis:

Do you mind if I call you DeDe?

Darlene Dyslexia:

Sure, I have been called lots of things in my lifetime.  I will be fine as long as people don’t get me confused with DeDe of Dextor Laboratory or Dare Devil of Marvel Comics.

Mavis:

I’m sure they won’t make that mistake. (sarcastic)

DeDe:

It’s really good seeing you after all these years.  Mad Mavis Behavior, you have really come a long way since back in the day. I just have to tell the viewers, girlfriend here wasn’t always the sweet  M&M milk chocolate.  Whoooo,  I’m proud of you.  You were a bitter b……… back in the day.

Mavis:

Hey! Hey!  This is a family show.  I’m here to talk about you.  Tell our viewers something about you (getting frustrated.)

DeDe:

Okay, don’t get your boxer shorts in a bunch.

Mavis:

Just answer the question. (steamed)

DeDe:

Now dyslexia is a learning disability that damages a person’s ability to read.  It will rise up and show its ugly head. People will notice that someone with dyslexia will have problems with speaking and spelling. When someone with dyslexia hears the sound of the words it is very hard for them to interpret and spell the word.

Mavis:

Who is the lowest man on the totem pole in your thought processing?

DeDe:

Well, Mavis, it would be what I hear, see, and notice.

Mavis:

Is your IQ connected to dyslexia?

DeDe:

I’m glad you asked.  No.   With me and others that have dyslexia,  reading and our thought process develop separately.  Norvella NLD shows strengths and weaknesses in her IQ.  My  IQ is normal but the reading kills me and this is where  Norvella NLD  kicks my tail and excels.  We are really just the opposite of each other. I have a left hemisphere disability.  Norvella NLD has a right hemisphere disability. We get along so well.  They say opposites attract.  She has a developmental disability that is neurological. My disability is not-neurological that is connected to the brain caused by factors in the brain that affect my ability to read, write and spell.

Mavis:

Is dyslexia genetic?

DeDe:

In some families, it can be inherited. Recently they have identified genes that show the person can develop dyslexia.  The Ronnie Booze family got it.  Girl, his family has got a whole lot going on.

Mavis:

Do you know if  Norvella NLD syndrome is inherited?

DeDe:

The last time I heard there wasn’t anything genetic linked to NLD.

Mavis:

Did they ever decide on a definition for you?

DeDe:

Girlfriend, I’m all over the place and it is hard to pin me down.  Maybe I can come back and do a show on all those hypothesis and theories about dyslexia and me.

Mavis:

DeDe let’s try to get through this show. So is that a yes or no on the definition of your name (frustrated)?

DeDe:

That would be no.  All of these associations have not reached a consensus on the true meaning of dyslexia. Don’t you think that suits me well?

Mavis:

I think it fits you perfect (irritated).  How did you do in pre-school?

DeDe:

Well, I have speech delays.  It takes me forever to learn new words.  Nursery rhymes I just dread.  They are so hard for me.  Sometimes my letters reverse on me.  Remember in the movie when Keifer Sutherland didn’t realize he was dead.  He passed by a shop and the reflection in the glass had the word Mirror reversed.  Kind of, sort of,  like that.

Mavis:

Earth to DeDe.

DeDe:

Sorry, I got carried away.

Mavis:

How did you do from grade 1-6?

DeDe:

Man, the alphabets were tough. Rhyming words and counting the syllables in the words are very hard. I cannot for the life of me put those sounds with the letters.  I needed an interpreter when it came to written words. If I hear a word with more than one syllable, me and Norvella NLD can really mess it up.

Mavis:

When you got older and entered Middle School, did it get any better?

DeDe:

No, my spelling was horrible like my girlfriend Norvella NLD.  She had this dictionary thing going on. You could look at her word even if it looked like it was spelled wrong, you could tell what the word was. It was strange…  it still looked like her word was 100% accurate in spelling.  My word was just wrong. The teachers didn’t understand and we both got an F.

Now I don’t think Novella NLD should have got an F.  I had a hard time reading out loud, everything was out-of-order, and I skipped over words.  Any word that was close enough to the word that I was supposed to say, I would use that word in its place.  Novella NLD and I both have trouble with organization skills.  We also have trouble with time on task.

These skills need to be in a treatment center, treating it on a daily basis.   I can’t put words to the right meaning. We both failed to know what is alike and different in words and letters.  Girl, we can crunch the letter together like you defragment folders on a computer.  We just can’t get the spacing between the words.  If Novella NLD and I have not seen the word before, it will definitely not be pronounced right.

Mavis: How are you getting along today?

DeDe:

Well, Mavis, I got so good at hiding being dyslexia that I fooled myself.  Everything runs its course and will reveal itself sooner or later.  People began to see through me. I want to make this perfectly clear to my audience.  I do not write words backward or move words around.  I have a tendency to put words that are not related to words that should be there.

Mavis:

What other learning disability you have in common with Norvella NLD?

DeDe:

Well, we both have problems in math (dyscalculia). Simple math can be difficult.  Higher math like geometry can be more understandable.  Higher math can become difficult and be very abstract like geometry to NLD.  We have problems with writing (dysgraphia).  It is hard to put our thoughts on paper.  Thank God for the computer.  I know Norvella NLD forgets letter formation and has pain and numbness in her fingers.

Mavis:

Well, Darlene Dyslexia, better known as AKA DeDe……..

DeDe:

Hey, did you ask me if you could call me DeDe??

Mavis:

On that note, I think we better go.

Darlene Dyslexia:

Okay, love you Novella NLD.  Hurry up and get well girlfriend.  I will be calling the AAP.  I mean the APA. Tell Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah, and McLyte that they can ball up my contract.  If this album has to rhyme it’s a no go. You girls know I have a major problem in this area.  Love You All.

Mavis:

You heard it from the Who Not The View and our guest,  Darlene Dyslexia.

Hey, those are not my eyeglasses…

Hey, those are not my eyeglasses. One of the lenses is missing. The left lens is intact, but the right lens is out. Now you are cooking! Thank you for finding my neuro-behavioral right hemisphere shades. No, I’m not Captain Sparrow. I’m NLD.

Don’t worry, we will hit a few bumps along the way. We are going to have some misunderstandings. This is just a friendly reminder to let you know that I’m not EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED. I have UNINTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS So whatever happens to me and the world around me, I did not do it on purpose.

Those bumps will decrease, the misunderstandings will diminish if you EDUCATE yourself about me. Just TEACH me. Give me the FACTS, no FLUFF and we will be okay. SPELL IT OUT, POINT IT OUT, so that we can TALK IT OUT. LA Confidential. Just the Facts Jack!

From where I am standing, looking through these glasses, I process information differently. You would too if you miss 65% of NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION.

Sure, I talk a good game but all hell is going to break loose if I have to apply the information or write it. Look close… that’s right… I’m very language proficient.

In the educational world, they judge you by scholastic achievements based on language communication. What happens when you stop talking? We have to decipher the NONVERBAL ASPECT of COMMUNICATION. Uh oh, I’m in trouble now! The body starts talking. I can’t read it.

Let me ask you something… Do you know anyone like this? Does it sound like you?

Stay Tuned…..