Motor Sports Awareness Month on August, 2017: need information on closed head injury and specific language impairment. thankk youu?
August, 2017 is Motor Sports Awareness Month 2017. Motorsports Awareness Month - August Motorsports Awareness Month
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
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.
Who are the top 5 best personalities in Nascar?
Well, honestly; all the drivers have been charitable people in this sport at one time or another, so it is a somewhat hard question to answer; also we don't have every single charitable thing, whether they ask for recognition or not, listed in front of us. I can name off a few who have done things for charity.
Kyle and Richard Petty along with NASCAR: In 2004, the Victory Junction was opened in Randleman, North Carolina. The camp was created in memory of Kyle's late son, Adam who was killed at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2000 in a practice crash. Adam loved visiting kids in the hospital to spend time with them; so in order to keep Adam's dream alive, the Petty's, Paul Newman's Hole In The Wall Gang, and NASCAR raised the money to build a massive complex where kids could spend 4 days at camp, and could be accommodated for any medical problem.
Tony Stewart has been very charitable as he has run the Prelude To The Dream at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Each year, money has been donated to either Victory Junction or to our soldiers who have been injured in combat. It has raised quite a bit of money and is usually a hit.
Kenny Irwin, Jr. had similar dreams to Adam Petty. He was a young racer from Indianapolis, Indiana and raced in NASCAR. Often times he would go to the hospitals of children and even pay for some of their operations. However in July of 2000, just two months after the death of NASCAR rookie, Adam Petty; Irwin would lose his life as well at New Hampshire. His family set up the Kenny Irwin, Jr. Foundation in his memory, and up until 2010, a camp that was called: Dare To Dream was set up for abused, at risk, and neglected children from ages 5 to 17.
Ernie Irvan was a popular NASCAR driver back in the 1990's and is famously associated to winning the 1991 Daytona 500 in the 4 machine for Morgan McClure Motorsports and replacing the late Davey Allison after his fatal helicopter crash in 1993 at Talladega. In 1994, Ernie was practicing for the Michigan race, when a tire cut down resulting in an extremely hard crash that lead to a critical head injury and lung problems. While only given a 10% chance of survival, Ernie beat the odds and managed to come back to NASCAR. When Ernie returned to the 28 machine at Robert Yates Racing in 1997, he managed to make an amazing comeback by winning at Michigan leading to cheer and cry at the accomplishment. In 1999, exactly five years after his near fatal accident, Ernie crashed again at Michigan and received a mild head injury and a bruised lung. It was three weeks later that he officially announced that he would retire from NASCAR. Since then, he has been working on increasing the awareness of head injuries and working hard to prevent them.
Denny Hamlin often does races endorsing the Autism Speaks Foundation as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as well.
While I know that these are only 5 drivers that do charitable things, I hope that this at least makes a point. If you ever get a chance to pick up a copy of, "From The Heart Of Racing" there are a lot of stories about charitable deeds NASCAR drivers and teams have done.
EDIT: oh yes, if you ever get to meet Richard Petty and if you have ever read about Richard Petty, he is probably one of the nicest people you'll get to meet. That's not to say that nobody else in the garage area isn't nice, but Richard back in his racing days and I assume even to this day, would sign autographs until every single person in line got one. I got to meet him at Indy back in 2009.