Lesson Plan: Autistic Children: When the Parents Need Healing
II. While Reading Activities
- 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.
- 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.
- blunts |blənt| verb-[ with obj. ] weaken or reduce (something): their determination had been blunted.
- endure |enˈd(y)o͝or| verb-[ with obj. ] suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently: it seemed impossible that anyone could endure such pain.
- randomly |ˈrandəm| adjective -made, done, happening, or chosen without method or conscious decision: a random sample of 100 households
- .curbing |kərb| verb [ with obj. ] restrain or keep in check: she promised she would curb her temper.
- entail –verb |enˈtāl| [ with obj. ] involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence: a situation that entails considerable risks.
- innovative |ˈinəˌvātiv| adjective (of a person) introducing new ideas; original and creative in thinking: an innovative thinker.
- quell |kwel| verb [ with obj. ] suppress (a feeling, esp. an unpleasant one): he spoke up again to quell any panic among the assembled youngsters.
- 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
- F- Nicholas is Robbie Pinter’s 21-year-old son.
- F- According to Dr. Pinter Nicholas yells to cope with his autism.
- T- Dr. Pinter teaches English at Belmont University in Nashville.
- F- Dr. Pinter said she descends from a long line of the most nervous women.
- NA- The study also focused on medicine for parents.
- T- Dr. Fred R. Volkmar is the director of Child Study Center at Yale University School of Medicine.
- F- The program to help parents takes six weeks of training.
- T- During the program the parents were assigned homework.
- F- The experiment only targeted adults.
- T- One of the ideas parents are taught is to stop wasting energy resisting the way life is.
Structure and Usage
I – 1- breathes
Dr. Pinter breathes deeply, as she was taught.
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Having a child that has a disability is all-encompassing.
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Learning to quell distress and anxiety is important for parents.