Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Needs A Gun?

I don’t think my boi, WAYNE LaPIERRE understands how this works neither does CONGRESS. If they had some information on how the NERVOUS SYSTEM operates, ain’t no way they would put a gun into the hands of a person with severe balance problems, difficulties with fine graphomotor skills, and lack of coordination. DUDE! More damage would be done to the individual with the gun than you can ever imagine. The 100 billion neurons of the nervous system each person’s brain have aren’t the functional unit of CONGRESS and the NRA. Their 100 billion neurons are their money in the bank and nothing in their brain. I wonder where their e-mails to their neuron chamber are being sent. I don’t think these people ever took a close look at how their children/adults function. It is all UNINTENTIONAL BEHAVIOR and nothing is planned for a person that has been diagnosed with a COORDINATION DISORDER. From the FLIP SIDE OF THE CHART, you would be listed as 315.4 COORDINATION DISORDER. On a regular day if you don’t know you will soon find out. People will view you as a clumsy, awkward, nerdy A.. person who is embarrassing to be around.

Weapons of mass destruction is a person with poor psycho-motor coordination. They are ostracized for yet another UNINTENTIONAL BEHAVIOR. Let’s get into the SPECIFICS. Talking about clumsy and awkwardness you have just learned the true meaning of BEYONCE singing to the left to the left. You are out for a walk and you realize your partner is constantly in your space. It looks like a shoving match. I hope you are wearing a bright orange or a yellow safety vest. It is possible you can ACCIDENTALLY get shoved into the street. Yes, and we know you are IRREPLACEABLE. Please find a walking trail. Stay away from the sidewalks close to the streets. Breaker Breaker One__ Who The Hell Needs A Gun?

Tell the coaches to get off the kid’s back. Sure he has the CHARLIE BROWN SYNDROME. He is concentrating on the ball, not his balance. Every time he goes to kick the ball he is going to land on his A.. This is not funny and his/her classmates need to stop the bullying because they feel their classmate is an octopus. The person puts all of their concentration on the ball, forget, to maintain their balance, and hit pay dirt. Remember the movie WHITE MAN CAN’T JUMP. Even if he could jump it’s not any good. He can’t land on his own two feet nor can he automatically resume his balance. It takes two to tango and jumping- jacks looks messy when you are trying to coordinate two sides of your body. The individual looks like they are shadowboxing without the shadow. Their body is all over the place getting beat up.

No GRASSHOPPER, your athletics skills will not be mastered. You will never be a NINJA. You must learn GRASSHOPPER how to secure your equilibrium. It will not happen with this diagnosis. BLAA…..AH! You will not be taking any leading roles in QUENTIN TARANTINO’S PRODUCTIONS. OKAY, kid, I do not mean to leave you without any hope. You want to play in the movie MACHETE. Aren’t KNIVES very dangerous for a person with a coordination disorder to manipulate without getting cut? You took four fingers off the last TIME when you tried to cut a hot-dog down the middle. Do you like sauerkraut that much? Really! Forgive my ignorance I failed to RECOGNIZE your pattern of repetitive behavior. Repeat performances are what you do. I have been very insensitive to understanding that you are not doing this to annoy me. WOW! Another action-packed and very bloody movie in the making. I’m just letting you know GRASSHOPPER a machete is a big knife. You can get pretty messed up trying to sling it around. Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Need A Gun?

Separating the right from the left side of your body, running from head to toe is a line marking the middle of the body called midline. So which is the dominant side? More problems are visible on the left side of the body for people with NLD SYNDROME. The left side of the brain represents the right side of the body. Left, left, ain’t no left right left. There are problems with left-right orientation. So you need to stop getting mad at your friend for turning right on ASKEW when you told them left. Don’t get no attitude because you told them to go north on SUMNER and go east on BELMONT. So what if you exited off 210 highway and landed in a “SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL” The next TIME you will travel with someone whose company you enjoy instead of the WICKED ..ITCH OF THE WEST. Keep your A.. out of the TWILIGHT ZONE. DIRECTIONS can be very DEADLY when you ask someone with poor coordination. Help me LAWD! ORGANIZATION people is not working up in their house. Breaker Breaker One Who__The Hell Needs A Gun?

Give me a break! You did not hire this person to be a HITMAN. Did you give them DIRECTION? How much information did you give them? How much TIME did you allow for this crime to take place? Did you organize the information for them? Are you expecting your HITMAN to put the details in order? Did you send ROCCO from the BOONDOCK SAINTS to do the job? What! You drove by McDonald and your client has not been HIT and remains alive. GET OUT OF HERE! People with coordination disorders will not get there by your map or anyone else directly. They certainly won’t be on TIME to do the crime. COUNTERPRODUCTIVE HEH!

Three people who were at guns shows shot themselves. A person shot himself on gun appreciation day at a gun rally in Washington D.C. I hope they were not HITMEN. What I do appreciate is this proves my point. Did the guy in the movie theater have a distinct problem when he sat down and shot himself in the A…? Why did he have a gun in the movie theater? Was there some confusion on where the appropriate place where a gun is allowed? Are you entering the SOCIAL SECURITY BUILDING? Did you not see the sign on the door that said federal property NO GUNS ALLOWED. There is a TIME and a place for everything. If you do not understand the hidden rules, you can SET IT OFF. Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Needs A GUN?

Please tell me you didn’t try to teach them how to tell TIME on an analog clock. They will be staring at those little lines forever. DIGITAL PLEASE! Yes, they will be late TIME and TIME again. So ease up and ask them if there is some way you can get to the movie or anywhere else on TIME. Please, Lord, don’t let it be a military funeral. You are not going to get there on TIME. Maybe the person can camp out like he/she is waiting on the HOBBIT, a new movie release in stores. When the military gates open at the cemetery, VOILA! You think the family will notice the person suit is wrinkle and doesn’t look too fresh. Does the person smell a little musty? It doesn’t matter to them because they are there for you and the family. So stop getting embarrassed because it will happen again. TIME and TIME again because I hope you realize by now they DO NOT DO TIME. TIMING can be a matter of one’s LIFE OR DEATH. Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Needs A Gun?

Did you notice when the person try to write it was difficult holding the pencil correctly? Did you notice how they would hold the pencil with that tripod grip? Did you notice when you ask them to write certain letters they just couldn’t remember the shape and form of the letter? Okay! You are now holding a razor in your hand. Your face is now the paper and the razor is the pencil. Do not stare at the person when they arrive at work with little pieces of paper all over their face. He had to figure out a way to stop the bleeding. Too bad wittiness wasn’t a strength for the person with poor psycho-motor coordination. He could hold up the fingers that are now cut or shorten and say to his co-workers, “Say hello to my little friends.” I am SCARFACE. A RAZOR to the face of the individual who is trying to shave has become an instrument of danger. All because of an impairment of their brain. Try a ROTARY SHAVER of that stinking MAGIC SHAVE creme. The smell alone is a legal FUNK BOMB to the person sensory of smell. Breaker Breaker One___Who The Hell Needs A Gun?

Why is the toothbrush so raggedy? Your mouth is the BLACK HOLE. We have bleeding gums all over the place. Endless amount of damage is done to the mouth because the person with the coordination disorder has brushed past 2 minutes, applied too much pressure on their teeth and gums and can’t feel the pressure. Who’s your DADDY? It isn’t the tooth fairy. Brother-man is on his way to the DENTIST with damaged gums. Where is the toothpaste? All over the mirror, sink, up to their arm everywhere except on the toothbrush and in their mouth. Please use electric toothbrushes only. Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Needs A Gun?

Don’t forget to put a reminder notice on the mirror or a checklist of DO for hygiene purposes. Combing one’s hair or getting the blanket balls out of the person’s hair is not the #1 priority when you have difficulty with prioritizing. Taking a bath is not first on the hygiene list when the person wakes up hungry. Peppy Le Pew our skunk friend has come calling. Don’t tell me that BODY ODOR is not an assault weapon on the person that lives with you or to the people who work around you. Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Needs A Gun?

Just remember when you sit down and do homework assignments with your children pay close attention. When they become frustrated with writing and it is taking them a long TIME to get the necessary output in work, guess what is going to happen next. The lead will break in the pencil and then you will feel some excruciating pain in the eye. You are big pimping an eye patch for at least 6 months. The results of the static tripod effect happen when pressing the pencil to the point of no return. Baby Boi is trying to get control of his writing. It looks as though he wrote with a dark crayon. Is he writing or is he drawing? Why? Your child/adult has FINGER AGNOSIA. Silly GOOSE! Those fingers, mostly their fingertips have the inability to recognize and interpret sensory impressions because of impairment in the brain. You didn’t know that. SHUT UP! Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Needs A Gun?

Oh, so you sent little JOHNNY in the kitchen to take the ice tray or the bag of ice out of the freezer to pour it into a glass. Really! That sounds simple. Did JOHNNY miss pouring the ice into the glass? Where did the ice go? Did you call out and ask JOHNNY did any of the ice get on the floor. JOHNNY doesn’t initiate conversation. What! You didn’t ask. Are you in the kitchen? You slipped and fell. Who’s fault is it that you broke everything that you stood for and your leg. Smart HUH! Communication is very essential when you know you failed to jump-start the conversation when the other person lacks to initiate conversation. Lack of COMMUNICATION is a terrible assault weapon. Miscommunication is reloading your assault weapon. How many rounds? Don’t ask CONGRESS this question. What! Thirty-six TIMES to repeal OBAMACARE. Breaker BreakerOne__Who The Hell Needs A Gun?

Do not feel publicly embarrassed if your dinner date keeps taking you out to places that have finger food. This is their hidden way of compensating. They resist eating with a fork and spoon. So what if they eat their GREENS with their hands. I did too and smash my cornbread up in my GREENS. I didn’t know it was a problem eating without a fork and spoon. I was so happy to have food. Hell, we were poor and utensil wasn’t so important to me. I was hungry. Sopping those biscuits up in the gravy makes me want to stop writing this story but I won’t leave you hanging. Yeah, baby! Your fingers can be a dangerous weapon when it comes to eating and your partner just thinks you are grotesque. Guess what? It is not INTENTIONAL. Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Needs A Gun?

Don’t ask them to do any art projects involving scissors. It is hopeless with scissors and with a coordination disorder you are not the star in EDWARD SCISSORHANDS I know it bothers you to keep tying your kid’s shoe because they always seem to come untied. Surprise! They were never tied. You might be tying their shoes for them for years. SLIP-ON! VELCRO anyone? Fine motor skills are impacted because of lack of finger dexterity. Lose the embarrassment and try understanding. If you are teaching them how to use scissors be sure to move your hands out-of-the-way. They will accidentally cut themselves and you will be next. The person did not mean it. So do not retaliate and cut them. Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Needs A Gun?

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS loved to explore the world. Well, in relationships there are many people who are not hands on. Some people you want them to keep their hands off. Don’t go telling a person you think they are weird because they are not touching you. It may be for the best. The psychologist would put it in this manner. Due to lack of tactile perception and psychomotor prowess, this is required to have a smooth affectionate encounter to establish INTIMACY. Who writes this BS? Forget the psychobabble, Girlfriend/Boyfriend wants to be HANDLED, touched and aroused. Okay your A… is alone again. You are now the star in LES MISERABLE singing your dream ain’t what it turned out to be. ISOLATION has taken over your WORLD. ISOLATION is the KISS OF DEATH. Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Need A Gun?

My Buddy and I are heading to the airport. It is TIME to blow this pop-stand. WOW! I hope we can get on the plane without getting into a fight. He will bump into people and he doesn’t apologize unless you tell him to say, “EXCUSE ME.” I got my spray bottom with me with the purple food coloring in it. Why? This is the same BRO I was raised with. He will walk straight through mud, water, glass and knock a person down. We had to pull his A.. out of quicksand. I am not about to do a GLASS PLUS commercial with the bird taking a smackdown flying into the glass. I’ve done that before. This was not PLEXI-GLASS. I spray every open area to make sure it isn’t a glass. I hope my DAWG doesn’t walk through the Glass and my dumb A.. is following. Guess who got cut up? Guess who walked away without a scratch. Reminds me of the drunk driver syndrome where the driver walks away without a scratch and everyone else gets seriously injured or killed. Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Needs A Gun?

Call me when you get home. I had NE-NE to rearrange the closet and remove the hangers. I get tired of her fusing about you can’t hang your coat up. All of your clothes are halfway off the hangers. It takes a lot of concentration and coordination to take your clothes and make sure they are turned inside out. Some people think this simple skill of hanging clothes on a hanger is automatic. Not if you have problems with concept formation or visual-spatial organization (up/down, over/under. bottom/top). Whenever you were in the closet after laundry day you would become so frustrated. You literally got HUNG UP. If your mind can’t recognize the characteristics, the labels, and the information gets chunk together the job will take a very long TIME or it won’t get done. MALCOLM it took NE-NE a long TIME to understand you do not do well with generalizing information. The information is too broad and the gap needs to be shortened or closed so you can operate and do your “thang.” Connecting the dots is hard as Hell for you. When explaining the information that is similar the analogies just flies right over your head. I am glad NE-NE is learning and not complaining. Folding your clothes and putting them in a chest made it easy for you. I bet it has improved your SMOOTH AFFECTIONATE ENCOUNTERS to “GET IT ON.” Yeah, there has been an improvement in touching. You think you’re MARVIN GAYE. Are you blushing? Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Needs A Gun?

MALCOLM I am very proud of you. Although our FLIGHT has been delayed you have not fallen out of your chair. Sitting in a chair is a real balancing act and a high wire experience. I hope DENZEL is not the pilot. I like looking at the brother but he can’t drive, fly, or walk me anywhere. So it was just a movie. He did a D… good job of convincing me and he gets an ACADEMY AWARD. I can wait for another plane. MALCOLM when you started getting nervous you ask for some gum. When you found out the flight was going to be delayed you grabbed your I-POD and start chilling. You are doing really good modulating (regulating) your behavior. I am the one that’s tripping. What is the name of the website you and NE-NE are getting all this information from? Go to http://www.spdfoundation.net/about-sensory-processing-disorder.html and go to treatment. Also, click on LIBRARY. Hey, you are now at WORLDS OF FUN. Cool, let me get out my notebook and CLICK ON so I can settle down. I have never been nervous about flying until I saw that movie. WHEW! When you want to get an early start click on www.pathways.org or just PATHWAYS.org. Discover the meaning of SENSORY INTEGRATION by clicking on.

Do I have an open channel on ONE? Do you hear me out there? I need this message to go across loud and clear. Breaker Breaker One the other thirty-nine channels are blocked. Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Needs A Gun? Look at the LIES told by the BUSH ADMINISTRATION. Did they ever find a BOMB? Breaker Breaker One, HUBRIS revealed they were some rotten__SON OF A GUNS. No matter what the message of the GOP and TEA their ARROGANCE, VANITY, IMAGE, and PRIDE made them V.I.P. It has cost the TRUST OF YOU AND ME. Breaker Breaker One__Who The Hell Needs A Gun?

For WAYNE LA PIERRE and his GANG, it is TIME FOR YOU TO CLICK ON. If you can learn about Guns I hope you find the TIME in your day to learn and strategize this. Visit:

1.) http://www.news-medical.net/health/what-is-the-nervous-system.aspx
2.) http://biology.about.com/od/organsystems/ss/central-nervous-system.htm and click on
NERVOUS SYSTEM-Control Anxiety or CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM-Psychology
3.) www.innerbody.com/image/nervov.html
4.) http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthcare-services/nervous-system/glossary/pages/index.aspx and click on NERVOUS SYSTEM GLOSSARY, ABOUT THE NERVOUS SYSTEM, and REHABILITATION for NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
5.) http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/brain.html
6.) NEUROSCIENCE FOR KIDS

Getting Zach on the Right Track

Scene:  Sparky SPD (representing sensory processing disorder) and Nicky NLD (representing nonverbal learning disability) visit OWN Studio to help a friend get on the DSM5.  Zach is having extreme behavioral problems. Sparky SPD and Nicky NLD came to visit Oprah to see how they can help an old friend out. The conversation takes place in the green room and Oprah has stepped out for a studio break.

Nicky NLD:

Sparky sit down.  Stop touching everything. You are going to get us thrown out of the studio. I knew when I came here with you it was a bad idea. What did you have to eat?  You are all jacked up. Did you eat anything with sugar in it?  Put that down. You are on sensory overload.  Don’t make me call 1-800-Jesus Christ on you.

Sparky SPD:

Chill Nicky, Oprah won’t mind if we help ourselves and take a few souvenirs.

Nicky NLD:

Oprah has a deadline to meet and we are here to help get sensory processing disorder on the list.

Sparky SPD:

You are not on the list either.  As I recall you are not on the American Psychiatric Association (APA) list nor the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) list.  Are you on the Center for Disease Control for prevention list?

Nicky NLD:

No, I am not on any of those lists. Isolation is terrible and no recognition is even worse.  There is no validation and this could hang us out to dry. The APA is trying to throw Aspergers off the list and merge it with PDD-NOS. You know that diagnosis is just not enough of anything to rate being on the list.  If Aspergers vanishes we will not make the DSM5.

Sparky SPD:

Are you serious?

Nicky NLD:

I’m way more serious than Sally Savant “splinter skills”.

Sparky SPD:

What are splinter skills?

Nicky NLD:

Splinter skills are very unique skills that a person has that are totally unrelated to their life but they do them exceptionally well. Savants are noted for these skills. There are so many skills that savants can’t achieve but they should always be recognized and respected for what they can do. No one should ever take any credit away from a person who can achieve the smallest tasks. It messes with a persons self-esteem and self-confidence. For many years, not making the list has done the same to me. I am treated totally different from state agencies, insurance companies, schools and their districts.

Sparky NLD:

Nicky, I was reading your tweets and I did not know we had all that in common.

Nicky NLD:

I spelled it out. As long as people point it out or spell it out for me I don’t get so frustrated.  It was about 30 tweets. I gave brief definitions of some of the disorders. I did not want to cause confusion because a few of the disorders get mixed up. Sparky we share and have difficulty in the following areas: hypersensitivity, apraxia, dysgraphia, fine motor, severe coordination, hypotonia, developmental delays, developing friendships and relationships (social domain), self-esteem, self-confidence, speech and language development, dyspraxia and our nervous system is wrecked.

Sparky SPD:

Are you sure we don’t have the same Dad? We’ve got so much in common. You know I always liked the song Papa Was A Rolling Stone by the Temptations.

Nicky NLD:

Okay Sparky, shorty by nature, don’t make me mad. People don’t realize that when I get angry it could be for something that happened 2 or 3 days ago. It could be something that happened for 3 or 4 years ago or even longer. The doctors call it a manifestation of one’s behavior. I call it being pissed off for a very long time.

Sparky SPD:

What strategy do you use to keep from going ballistic?

Nicky NLD:

You need to go process with a person that you can trust – like a doctor or a therapist.

Sparky SPD:

I can get pretty angry.

Nicky NLD:

That is the best time to go to your doctor.  They can help level you out by talking it out. If you don’t want to talk you can look at the ceiling. If it is your doctor or therapist you are going to pay them regardless.  You might as well talk.

Sparky SPD:

I need a safe area like you. I use to think that your mom was a decorator. When you told me she put those rooms together to calm you down that was really cool.  I love the fountains, candles and the easy colors she chose to make it like a spa. Why did your mom take the doors off the rooms?

Nicky NLD:

I cannot tell where my body space is.  Removing the doors just kept me from bumping into them. The look on your face was priceless when I told you we were in the closet. You thought it was a music room. You asked me where do I keep my clothes. I told you that we were sitting on them. You didn’t have a clue the benches were storage chest. You know I have trouble with hanging my clothes on clothes hangers. I don’t need to get frustrated.  My family always figures out a way to help me work around something that gives me difficulty. They remind me it is no big deal. They teach me alternative methods by verbalizing and pointing out what it is I need to do. As I practice the skill more I learn it and I’m ready to move on. If you tell me to go clean the room. I need to know exactly where you need me to start. They will leave notes on the computer or a sticky note on top of the computer for me to find my information. It takes a lot of work but my family wants me to be successful without the pressure. They continue to teach because I learn by a step by step method. It is habilitation, not rehabilitation.

Sparky SPD:

Man, your mama acts like she is McGuyver or Inspector Gadget. You know our house is so cluttered and it looks like something out of Rag Magazine. You know my mom doesn’t do well with changes.

Nicky NLD:

Sparky, your mom may need to change to keep your behaviors from triggering. The clutter and having no order in your life could be part of the problem. I’m not trying to place the blame on your mom or your dad. If they don’t know when it is time for them to learn. They have so much hurt, guilt,  fear, and feelings of hopelessness. All this can be changed with empowering themselves with education and learning about sensory processing disorder.

Sparky SPD:

How does your mom manage her feelings?  My parents just seem so beat down by my behavior.

Nicky NLD:

My mom and the rest of my family educate themselves on the material. She said if it is nothing up to date, She would take action, bring the information up to date and create a new format for people to learn. She and the rest of my family understand that I have a neurological disorder with unintentional behaviors. A characteristic of NLD is anosognosia.

Due to the nature of my disability, I do not have the ability to recognize the seriousness of my own problem. So I would see my peers like I view myself, not having a problem. Bottom line Sparky, I can’t put myself in other’s shoes to show compassion, empathy, and support. Don’t be frightened, I have come a very long way. Emotions are hard to teach.

Sparky SPD:

Man, that is deep. So what did your mom do?  I feel like this is a seminar.

Nicky NLD:

My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She said every adversity does not have to have an adverse effect. I have a difficult time understanding fear. She said this was a good opportunity to teach fear and other emotions. She stated that people don’t like breaking themselves down to the lowest denominator. It makes them appear weak. She said she wanted the world to know how much they are taking for granted. Their adversity would give them a greater strength  She felt if you could write, spell and read… then do it.  She expressed her fears and pointed out fears of others. I did learn a lot. I still have a long way to go.

Sparky SPD:

It is time for me to make some serious changes and start surrounding myself, with positive people, and those who have my best interest at heart. I have got a lot to learn. If you don’t mind Nicky, do you take medicine?

Nicky NLD:

No, I have several coping skills and strategies that are taught by my family members to reduce the panic, anxiety, depression, and stress. Whenever I decide to go out to dinner or a movie, I go at a time when it is not crowded. I go to a place where there is less noise. I enjoy music. Maybe Zach can read the book Musiophilia by Oliver Sacks.  One of the neuropsychologists gave it to me. It is an excellent book. I tried not to overload myself on social events. I get tired and I rest in a room with white noise and low amber lighting.  Social events I attend there are 3 being the minimum and 5 being the maximum people around.  They are very knowledgeable of my unique abilities. I use scented candles for relaxation (mild scented). When I walk, I take a backpack loaded with books for deep pressure. I have a fanny pack with mints, a stress ball, and clay. If  I get anxious, I return to my safe area. If someone is angry with me it is explained to me that the person may not be ready to talk. I have the same option as that person. I am never placed in competitive sports.

Sparky SPD:

Nicky that is a lot. Will we ever grow out of this?

Nicky NLD:

We don’t grow out of this. We grow up with this. We just have to work harder.

Sparky SPD:

I like that Bose Bluetooth you are wearing. What kind of phone do you have? I got that new droid.

Nicky NLD:

I don’t have a phone.

Sparky SPD:

What!

Nicky NLD:

One day  I was at the mall with my brother and he started complaining about everyone on their cell phone talking to other people.  He was so agitated and began to point out people who had Bluetooth attachments.  I looked at him and asked if he knew if anyone was on the other end talking. You know I process out loud and this attachment would keep me in sync. He took me out to the Bose store and purchased it for me.  I wear it all the time. Everyone looks like me but there is no one on the other end of my Bluetooth.

Sparky SPD:

You are going to have the whole world with phone gear and attachments paranoid.

Nicky NLD:

I wonder how many people are laying down their phone gear and looking at others with phones crazy?

Sparky SPD:

You need to cut that out.  Where did Oprah go?

Nicky NLD:

It’s getting late.

Sparky SPD:

Should we leave her a note or that sweater you have chewed at the sleeve? Why you do that?

Nicky NLD:

Sometimes adults with developmental delays have a tendency to eat non-food items. This is called pica. It is mostly seen in children ages 1-6 and mentally challenged persons.

Sparky SPD:

Alrightee! Let’s leave a message for Zach and his family.

Nicky NLD:

We need to let you know that you are not alone. To his mom and dad hang in there and be strong. It would devastate me if my family gave up on me.

Sparky SPD:

You are right Nicky. I don’t always see eye to eye with my parents. I wouldn’t want to be isolated or rejected by them.

Nicky NLD:

A good book to read with your parents is The Explosive Child by Ross W.Greene Ph.D.: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Child. It would be good for you to have an oral motor grocery list. When you become anxious/nervous you will have things to munch and crunch on and non-food items for your body.  Learn about your sensory system which consists of Tactile System (skin,touch), Proprioceptive System (muscles,joints and tendons), Vestibular System (inner ear,balance up/down and left/right), Gustatory System and Oral Motor Input (mouth and tongue),Visual System(eyes) and Olfactory System (nose,smell). Learn what calms your sensory system and what alerts it.

Sparky SPD and Nicky NLD:

We wish you all the luck in the world. We hope this helps.  To the parents of Zach, hang in and don’t give up. You need each other.

Zach quality time with mom and dad reading, listening to music, singing and playing games will help. You need a safe environment with trusted adults and grand guardians. Thirty-two hugs a day might help and you could use a good teacher or a mentor. A national cheerleader could boost your self-esteem. Lots of love and a stable home will shoot you to the moon.

We are rooting for you.

Who In The World Is NLD

It is time to go in search of specific characteristics or traits that sets me apart from others.   These characteristics will help identify NLD

>  I can talk it out better than simply doing the task

> My speech and language develop early

>  I learn information by habit or rote memory

>  I use Fancy footwork to express myself eloquently

>  Dancing is out, tying my shoes and typing is difficult, I will not be on a balance beam, or riding a bike due to coordination problems

> My nervous system is compromised which causes me to have severe balance problems

> No cutting the turkey, or cutting any objects for that matter – fine motor skills

> It’s hard to identify faces, to judge people, It is hard to understand others viewpoints,   and I have a problem with the perception of time.

> I can’t read people’s body language (posture, gesture, facial expression, social cues)

> I find it difficult adapting to change and transitioning

> I take abstract concepts literal, hidden residual rules

> I have poor social judgment and trouble interacting with people

There are three areas that include NLD and surround me.

> motoric

> visual-spatial-organizational

> social

Motoric – impairment causing difficulty to typing and writing (computers, iMac, iPods, iTouch, iPad, iPhone).

Thank you to Steve Jobs, Bill Gates of Microsoft and Michael Dell of Dell Computers, Sony and for Mac Scribe;

NLD has difficulty buttoning, fastening,(Thank you, Robert Kiyosaki, for velcro); manipulating small objects, tasks that require dexterity(Thank you for your “As Seen On TV”, Grabber, your One Touch can opener, Slicer Dicer, and Magic Bullet ).

NLD talks their way through a motor task (verbally)(Thank you for Bluetooth);

NLD resist eating with a fork or spoon, (Thank you for food product like Cup of Soup with a spout) laying on the floor, NLD finds it hard to sit in a chair(Thank You for video rocking chairs, ottomans, platform beds, and bean bags) due to coordination it will be difficult to master simple athletic skills,

NLD find their gross motor skills are impaired (running, jumping, climbing)

NLD presses too hard with the pencil.(Thank you for stylus)

Visual-spatial/visual perception-organizational-

For NLD it is difficult to tell who is in charge (difficulty with authority figures) hard to judge how heavy or large an object (doesn’t explore the world around him/her), hard to gather information, can’t envision or no imagination, can’t think creatively or abstractly not sure where his body is in space (space invader)

NLD can’t read maps, graphs or charts (Thank You for Garmin, TomTom, Apple, Verizon, T-Mobile, Net 10, Sprint, Nextel, AT&T, Straight Talk, Cricket for your navigational devices);

NLD  verbally labels everything, difficulty with shapes, sequence, prioritizing, binds through dialogue (use Bluetooth), difficulty with left and right,   and concept formation organizing and planning.

Social-expressive and receptive language –

NLD has difficulty with pragmatic and semantic skills (linguistic and how one express oneself) or linguistic syntax, abstract language (figurative, idioms, multiple meaning) very literal, monotone voice,

NLD has lots of social blunders, cannot decipher posture, facial expression, very black and white, cannot read between the lines,

NLD makes very precise remarks, people think they are jerks,

NLD has cocktail party speech(Captain Jack Sparrow), labeled as a pest or annoying, rude, not courteous

NLD may appear to others as disrespectful, naively trusting (needs trusted adults or grand guardians) rigid in thoughts…

In addition, NLD has difficulty with attention deficits, overstimulating environments, trouble with staying focus, and distractions need to be limited. Multitasking is counterproductive and step by step procedures work best with limited directions.