Answer Key: When Parents Need Healing

Lesson Plan: Autistic Children: When the Parents Need Healing

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. obsesses |əbˈses| verb [ with obj. ] preoccupy or fill the mind of (someone) continually, intrusively, and to a troubling extent: he was obsessed with the theme of death | (as adj. obsessed) : he became completely obsessed about germs.
  2. crisis  |ˈkrīsis| noun ( pl. crises |-ˌsēz| )-a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger: the current economic crisis | a family in crisis | a crisis of semiliteracy among high school graduates.
  3. blunts |blənt| verb-[ with obj. ] weaken or reduce (something): their determination had been blunted.
  4. endure  |enˈd(y)o͝or| verb-[ with obj. ] suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently: it seemed impossible that anyone could endure such pain.
  5. randomly  |ˈrandəm| adjective -made, done, happening, or chosen without method or conscious decision: a random sample of 100 households
  6. .curbing  |kərb|  verb [ with obj. ] restrain or keep in check: she promised she would curb her temper.
  7. entail –verb |enˈtāl| [ with obj. ] involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence: a situation that entails considerable risks.
  8. innovative  |ˈinəˌvātiv| adjective (of a person) introducing new ideas; original and creative in thinking: an innovative thinker.
  9. quell |kwel|  verb [ with obj. ] suppress (a feeling, esp. an unpleasant one): he spoke up again to quell any panic among the assembled youngsters.
  10. anxiety |aNGˈzī-itē| noun ( pl. anxieties ) a feeling of worry,nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome: he felt a surge of anxiety 

Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F- Nicholas is Robbie Pinter’s 21-year-old son.
  2. F- According to Dr. Pinter Nicholas yells to cope with his autism.
  3. T- Dr. Pinter teaches English at Belmont University in Nashville.
  4. F- Dr. Pinter said she descends from a long line of the most nervous women.
  5. NA- The study also focused on medicine for parents.
  6. T- Dr. Fred R. Volkmar is the director of Child Study Center at Yale University School of Medicine.
  7. F- The program to help parents takes  six weeks of training.
  8. T- During the program the parents were assigned homework.
  9. F- The experiment only targeted adults.
  10. T- One of the ideas parents are taught is to stop wasting energy resisting the way life is.

 Grammar Focus

Structure and Usage

I – 1- breathes

Dr. Pinter breathes deeply, as she was taught.

II – 2- a

Having a child that has a disability is all-encompassing.

III – 2- for

Learning to quell distress and anxiety is important for parents.