Brain Injury Awareness Month on March, 2018: Do you think having "Black History Month" helps or hinders race relations in America?

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Do you think having "Black History Month" helps or hinders race relations in America?

There are MANY commemorative months celebrated by this nation and/or used to raise awareness. I wonder why republicans take issue with ONLY this particular celebration.

[edit]January

National Stalking Awareness Month

[edit]February

United States Navy sailors and Marines watching a dance performance in celebration of Black History Month

Black History Month (USA)

Career and Technical Education Month[1]

[edit]March

Irish-American Heritage Month

National Nutrition Month[2]

Women's History Month

National Middle Level Education Month

National Brain Injury Awareness Month[3]

National Essential Tremor Awareness Month[4]

[edit]April

Jazz Appreciation Month

National Poetry Month

Mathematics Awareness Month[5]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month[6]

Parkinson Awareness Month[7]

Autism Awareness Month

Asperger's Syndrome Awareness Month

[edit]May

Jewish American Heritage month

ALS Awareness Month (United States)

National Bike Month

South Asian Heritage Month

Haitian Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asthma Awareness Month[9]

National Pet Month

Celiac Awareness Month

National Guide Dog Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

National Foster Care Month

[edit]June

ALS Awareness Month (Canada)

Caribbean American Heritage Month

LGBT Pride Month (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)

July

Dance Appreciation Month

National Hotdog Month

]August

National Immunization Awareness Month (USA)

September

United States Navy personnel celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Guide Dog Month (2010 to present)

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15)

National Honey Month

National Yoga Month

National Chiari Malformation Awareness Month

National Preparedness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Pomegranate Tootsie Roll Pop Awareness Month

October

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Black History Month (UK)

National Book Month

National Work and Family Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National CyberSecurity Awareness Month

National Brain Tumour Awareness Month (CAD)

Filipino American History Month

LGBT History Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

National Spina Bifida Awareness Month -

[edit]November

November

National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month

COPD Awareness Month

National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

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Months represents and the colors?

Months represents and the colors?

I just listed the one's relating to very common dieases, and also by it's relevancy to your examples but there are more at my source. I hope this helps! :)

November - National Epilepsy Awareness Month (Purple)

Lung Cancer Awareness Month (Clear or Pearl)

National Novel Writing Month (Light Blue)

National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month (None)

December - Political Correctness Awareness Month (None)

Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month (None)

January - Birth Defects Prevention Month (Pink and Blue)

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (Teal)

February - African-American History Month (Red, Yellow, Green)

American Heart Month (Red)

Thyroid Disease Awareness Month (Light Blue)

March - Brain Injury Awareness Month (Green)

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (Blue)

Endometriosis Awareness Month (Yellow)

Women's History Month (None)

Greek-American Heritage Month (None)

Irish-American Heritage Month (None)

April - Alcohol Awareness Month (None)

Arab-American Heritage Month (None)

Autism Awareness Month (Red, Yellow, Blue, and Light Blue)

Cancer Control Month (None)

Child Abuse Prevention Month (Blue)

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (Teal)

May - Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (None)

Jewish American Heritage Month (None)

Brain Tumor Awareness Month (Grey)

June - AIDS Awareness Month (Red)

ALS Lou Gehrig’s Disease Awareness Month (None)

Gay and Lesbian Pride Month (Rainbow)

July - Eye Injury Prevention Month (None)

French-American Heritage Month (None)

Group B Strep Awareness Month (Light Blue, White, Light Pink)

August - Amblyopia Awareness Month (None)

Cataract Awareness Month (None)

Immunization Awareness Month (None)

Psoriasis Awareness Month (None)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month (Light Gold)

need information on closed head injury and specific language impairment. thankk youu?

need information on closed head injury and specific language impairment. thankk youu?

Main differences between a child with a Closed Head Injury and a child with a Specific Language Impairment:

1) Cause: Closed head injury is an injury or blunt trauma to the brain inside an intact skull. Injury to the brain causes swelling, which quickly increases the pressure within the skull (intracranial pressure). The increased pressure causes more damage to the brain, which causes more swelling, and so on. CHI is most commonly associated

with motor vehicle, motor vehicle–pedestrian, or motor

vehicle–bike accidents; falls; or sports-related injuries, but

they can also be associated with incidents that result in a

severe lack of oxygen to the brain such as near drowning or

cardiac arrest.

Common names for closed head injuries include concussion epidural hematoma subdural hematoma and intracerebral hemorrhage

Some types of closed head injury stop the cycle automatically (concussion), while others will continue to get worse until the victim dies (epidural hematoma)

The term does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or brain injuries induced by birth trauma.

Specific language impairment (SLI) describes a condition of markedly delayed language development in the absence of any apparent handicapping conditions

Many different terms have been used to describe the childhood disorder that is characterized by markedly delayed language development in the absence of any conditions such as deafness, autism, or mental retardation that would explain the delay. SLI is also sometimes called childhood dysphasia or developmental language disorder

3) A TBI or CHI can caused SLE such as a battered child or shaken child syndrome.

4) Area of the injury in the brain:

Closed head injury ( CHI) or traumatic brain injury(TBI) - frontal lobe

SLE( specific language impairment) - left hemisphere.

5) Brain abnormality and genetics can play a role in SLE.It's a developmental disorder.

6) CHI may cause difficulty in expressive communication..and a difficulty in perceptual ability with the processing of rapidly timed events of which speech is the most taxing example.

7) CHI -The trauma is often followed by coma, lasting from minutes to weeks or months

8) Children with a brain injury often have cognitive and communication deficits that significantly impact their ability to function.

If a parent notices that a child is having problems with speech or is not achieving language milestones around the usual time, a doctor should be consulted.

TBI may cause difficulty with expressive communication. There may be word-finding difficulties, an inability to express an idea appropriately, or difficulty providing explanations. There can also be inconsistencies with receptive language within either the written and/or the spoken word.

9) The prognosis for children with SLI depends very heavily on the type and severity of the language problem experienced. Many language problems can be largely overcome, although some difficulties usually persist SLI can lead to decreased social interaction and decreased school performance.because of their difficulty in mastering the language. Prognosis for CHI might be fatal. depending on the severity and location of the injury.

10) There is no way to prevent SLE. compared to CHI. which causative factors can be avoided.

11)Children with a brain injury often have cognitive (thinking) and communication problems that significantly impair their ability to live independently. These problems vary depending on how widespread brain damage is and the location of the injury.

Cognition (thinking skills) includes an awareness of one's surroundings, attention to tasks, memory, reasoning, problem solving, and executive functioning (e.g., goal setting, planning, initiating, self-awareness, self-monitoring and evaluation). Problems vary depending on the location and severity of the brain injury.

It may be an effort for them to understand both written and spoken messages, as if they were trying to comprehend a foreign language. The child may have difficulty with spelling, writing, and reading, as well.

The person may have trouble with social communication.

In addition to all of the above, muscles of the lips and tongue may be weaker or less coordinated after TBI. The child may have trouble speaking clearly. The child may not be able to speak loudly enough to be heard in conversation. Muscles may be so weak that the child is unable to speak at all. Weak muscles may also limit the ability to chew and swallow effectively.

Cognitive difficulties are very common in people with TBI. Cognition (thinking skills) includes an awareness of one's surroundings, attention to tasks, memory, reasoning, problem solving, and executive functioning (e.g., goal setting, planning, initiating, self-awareness, self-monitoring and evaluation).

Problems vary depending on the location and severity of the injury to the brain and may include the following:The child with SLI also often has difficulties learning a new language. Children with SLI are not cognitively impaired and are not withdrawn or socially aloof like an autistic child.

The child with SLI may have trouble concentrating. The child might have difficulty in reading.

12) A child with closed head injury or TBI may have problems with recent memory. New learning can be difficult. Long-term memory for events and things that occurred before the injury, however, is generally unaffected (e.g., the person will remember names of friends and family).

.After brain injury, things that once were easy and familiar become strange and difficult. Intensive mental effort is usually required to do things that required little or no effort before brain injury. Work and school, personal and family life often suffer too. Typically, children become unmanageable, grades drop, personalities change and they regress to a earlier developmental stage.

Specific language impairment does not involve global developmental delays; children with SLI function within the typical range in non-linguistic areas, such as nonverbal social interaction, play, and self-help skills (e.g., feeding and dressing themselves). Children with autism spectrum disorders have core impairments in social interaction and communication, including both nonverbal and verbal skills, as well as certain characteristic behaviors (e.g., repetitive movements, lack of pretend play, and inflexible adherence to routines) that are not found in youngsters with SLI.

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