Doctors never liked the label NOS. To be more specific psychiatrist found it very difficult to place an individual in a diagnostic category or give the appropriate treatment. Did I use the word appropriate? Appropriate was recently captured from the dictionary and sealed in a vault. NOS affected school placement, treatment of patients, accommodation, insurance, and billing. Yes, that special tailgate party pooper sent doctors, psychiatrist, teachers, therapist screaming and scrambling into the night. Oh, Lawd! If they had a name that tune it would have been possible for these physicians and practitioners to get it right. Step back in TIME to June 20th, 2011, Fighting On The Assessment _NLD Final Frontier. Here you will find many Lessons Within A Lesson. The world has witnessed some Unremarkable Intentional Behaviors. Who do we hold accountable to Name That Tune? The American Psychiatric Association of course! It is TIME for these brothers to come out of the woodwork. Please don’t throw Ethics into the cesspool of Tar Sand. Why don’t we ask the psychiatric community and doctors why they don’t like the label NOS.
Oh No! I’m not talking about the pumped up caffeine drink. I’m talking about the special label stuck at the end of a diagnosis stipulating NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. Please don’t tell me the APA no longer use this label. This 3 letter dragon-tail still remain on the chart of those who are diagnosed with all types of syndromes. I want the Psychiatric Community to tell how this little dragon-tail of a label can impact the lives of so many people. Now our entire nation will be impacted. What happens when WRONG is merged with RIGHT? We did not bridge the gap but we merge INTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS with UNINTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS. Consequences will be very grave for behaviors which have been IDENTIFIED as neurological disorders, behavioral disorders, or sensory processing disorders. Our country has to come to grips with placing a square peg in a round hole. Where is the Ethics behind impulsive and INTENTIONAL destructive behavior?
For many years parents in the same position at one time or another like me sat in front of the Grand Tribunal. This panel of judges consisted of the School District, Superintendents, teachers, counselors, and principals. A blueprint of education for each individual child was drawn up for children who fell into the category of Special Education or Behavioral Problems. This plan was called an IEP (Individualized Educational Plan). Whenever our children acted out we had to prove that it was a manifestation of their behavior. Should we have asked the President-Elect had his behavior manifested? The first question asked by the Grand Tribunal, “Does Your Child Understand The Difference Between Right Or Wrong?” Many of these plans fell through the cracks because they were not properly implemented by the teachers nor the school district because our children were MAJOR Budget Cuts.
Really! Our children did not make the AAA Districts shine. Our children education was eaten alive by excessive suspension and expulsion. “Ten days suspension does not constitute a change of placement.” Our children were humiliated, isolated, and not integrated but placed in separate self-contained schools, detention centers or prison. This was not much of a CHOICE. Yeah Right!. Guess WHO did not understand the behaviors? A whole system who were so-called educated failed to learn how our children learn. Desperate measures were taken to avoid educating children with a different kind of processing or a different type of brain. Do you really think that the children who are label disable would get a fair shake in life? What was the real plan? This system was never broken. The system had never been fixed.
The Grand tribunal had another system in place. Due Process was put in place for a child’s day in court. Once DUE PROCESS was manipulated it would be used to keep children with disabilities out of the mainstream. The school district and their team of attorneys found a way to become Bullet Proof. The School system brought their team on board to document our children as a violent and dangerous student. This would create an atmosphere of fear around your child. They would go get their high power attorneys to chew the clock on your child education by getting Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) locking him/her out of mainstream education. Just remember to have your own team of a psychiatrist. Make sure you get the proper diagnosis. “Papers Please!” Tell those doctors to Name That Tune. NOS ain’t happening and always need to be SPECIFIED so you know what you are up against.
Is this what happens to the election? NOS snuck in from the back of the bus. The school districts psychologist could not diagnose a donut. Every parent I came across I suggested they get an outside independent evaluation through a reputable hospital. Many of the psychologist and psychiatrist in the private sector worked for the school districts. The cards will be stacked against the parents. DUE PROCESS can be rigged and violated. Where does your child go after being kicked out of his/her mainstream placement? Well since there aren’t many options opens the outcome does not look promising. Guess who will be incarcerated? Our children leave home, go to school, get ousted, and end up in jail or worse, DEAD. N.O.S. has now been specified as one of the many issues in The New Jim Crow. Hope, Change, and Prayer was kicked to the curve. NOS. behaviors became more acceptable. The truth vanished from sight and from the pages of the dictionary. LIES became more acceptable. Discretion and paraphrasing vanished from our thoughts. Sounds very familiar.
It is absolutely devastating to sit here and reflect back on the many hours spent on developing IEP’S. To make matters worse the President-Elect can ridicule our children/adults. It is not okay people. The rights of children who are classified as disabled will be segregated, isolated, shamed, humiliated, retaliated against. Children with a different type of processing and a unique type of brain were not be allowed to be integrated with the so-called normal behaviors. Once again IEP’s weren’t implemented properly because of IDP’S (Ignorant Divisive Plan) took over. The E for Education in the plan was removed to merge Intentional Behaviors forward so they could become the New Norm. Unintentional Behaviors were masked and were harder to recognize. As a parent, I spent many hours having my son undergo numerous diagnostic testing just to get the proper diagnosis. I wanted to make sure NOS (Not Otherwise Specified) was not at the tailgate party of his diagnosis. How credible is the APA? Can a psychiatrist look a person in the eye and clearly give an accurate diagnosis and tell their patient the President-Elect has normal behavior?
Is this normal behavior? The First Lady-Elect isn’t moving to the Trump House with her son. What is wrong with this picture? A family not showing a United Front to the highest position in the land. Okay! Who got Dumped? I guess the new norm is leaving wifey behind to take care of the kid and remain to roam along in Hells Kitchen baking cookies. Barefoot and Pregnant! Hell To The No No! What message does this send to Women in America? Don’t tell me women will be left with the message, I am Alpha Boss Hog and I rule STOMP THE YARD now featuring Trump Dog. Well, there you have it. He named his tune and the First Lady-Elect has her tune. OH, OH, OH she has a Ring on it but she has to live at Bling Towers with no King in it. Oh, Oh, Oh will this be the First Lady-elect to get a Sting on it? What a way to start the day!
The dam burst and destroyed the flood-gates. The Gold Water Rule has shifted to Hippocratic Mud. Can the APA (American Psychiatric Association) overlook the behavior of the President-Elect? Is it ethical to know a person can have such Dynamite behavior and have free range over a nation? The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has become the new Tribunal of Ignorance is allowed. The question will take me back to the table where the old Tribunal ask the question, “Do Your child understand Right from Wrong?” Our children do grow up. Grown-up indicates one has ceased learning. The choice was made. The question will be asked. Does the President-Elect understand RIGHT from WRONG? Did the President-Elect really want to be the leader of the Free World or did he just want to create a movement out of FEAR and HATRED? Oscar Wilde put a move on my heart. Two of his famous quotes will always linger in my thoughts. Wilde stated, “There are only two tragedies in life: One is getting what one wants and the other is getting it.” Oscar second ride or die quote is, “The world is a stage but the play is badly cast.” My song is The Whole World Is A Stage. The song goes on to say everybody plays a part. The stage is set the curtain goes up. The theme is a broken heart. We as a nation must remember pain can be diminished and hearts can be mended. We must continue to move FORWARD.
At this moment please fast forward to The Truth About NLD And Who It can Resemble located in the May 2011 archive. NOS (NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED) has reared its head and is coming to a White House near you soon in 2017. The bar was dropped on the floor. President-Elect standards were set quite low. We as a nation can raise the bar through Diplomacy, Civility, but also standing firm on the beliefs that everything has not been stripped away. Rolling over is not the answer. Hatred and Fear should not take the lead. Crystal Ball and all of y’all I hear you loud and clear. Do not panic nor fret my dear. I went to my vault of movies and I sat back in my easy chair, ate popcorn along with my Tazo Raspberry lemonade tea and watched Half Of A Yellow Sun. I listen to several tapes to keep me from going down Black Alley. One tape that really moved me was by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminist. Chimamanda is the author of Americanah. Take a load off and read.
It was time to reflect and respect what is still beautiful about our country. There is still an enormous amount of good in the roots of this country. Stop for a moment and reflect on countries who had a pure dictatorship. Uganda and Iraq understand oh too well. How many wars are being fought as I write this story? Take a peek at the wars that lasted for years and years. There is no way out until each country and the tribal wars that exist within these counties decide their own fate. How did these tribal wars survive? Reflect back on the Nigerian/Biafran War (1967-1970). We as a nation should not be reduced to turning against one another. We have lived our Civil War and we must move forward and prevent another war from breaking out. We must continue to stand as a United Nation. What can be done to conserve the loss of our nation? Can we stay focus on the real prize? Democracy has been placed in the HIGH-RISK column. What strategies can be used to keep the people in our nation from destroying everything they work so hard to achieve and each other? Let us as a nation stay focus on getting out of the HIGH-RISK COLUMN and not become a commodity of slavery once again.
NOS is no longer NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. UNINTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS has a target on its back and wears an identification bracelet. The coat of Polyurethane spray has worn off its high gloss finish of INTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS. Masked behaviors can no longer hide under a coat of enhancement. Our country will not be shellacked. Democracy is not finished. NOS carries a spotlight of faulty perception. The Super Moon came out. In the dark, the Super Moon reflection gave visibility to what is truly Specified.
At this time I like to give thanks to the many countries for coming to NLD Recognition. Canada came out and has hung out since I started this blog in January 2011. Thank you, Canada. I want to give recognition to the following countries who have frequent this blog. Continue to read and learn more:
Hong Kong SAR
Trinidad and Tobago
Papua New Guinea
Macedonia and many more.
To the United States, I want to give a big shout out for reading NLD Recognition. There is probably not one country on the list above whose Freedom has not been placed under top guns. NOS cleared the way and revealed itself. Every one of these countries had to figure out a way to regain and maintain their Freedom. It’s been a long time coming but Change is Gonna Come. We know what our nation is up against. The Goldwater Rule is flooded. Who will be held accountable and viewed through a shattered lens under the microscope for their unethical behavior for upholding inappropriate behaviors at its highest level of government? NOS_NOP.