Identify two differences between the 1983 and 1992 AAMR definitions of Developmentally Delayed, formally known as, “Mental Retardation”. What did the President’s Committee on Mental Retardation mean when they used the term “six-hour retarded child” in their 1970 report? What does this suggest for educators today?
display his or her intelligence. In fact, from my experience, it is not the exact words that show intelligence, but rather what the language aims to convey, and what it does convey that show this. Filler language is something that can lower the level of perceived intelligence. Most commonly the words “like” and “um” are used as fillers between thoughts, and there is a reason that when someone is doing a TED presentation, that language isn’t a part of his or her speech. These words have a tendency to dumb things down because they show a lack a of cohesiveness between thoughts and words. Cameron’s example with the word “just” is similar to these, as it can tend to dumb down a point that is trying to be made. Cameron also addresses body language or the lack thereof in her article. There is an advice writing mentioned in the article that is aimed at women in the 1990’s that stated that women should mimic the lack of body language that is used by men in order to make them more successful. Though this writing can almost be considered completely outdated at this point, there is a harmful message underlying in this advice. This writing suggests that the best way to be successful as a woman is actually just to behave more similarly to men. This advice shames women’s natural tendencies, like using more body language when they speak. The reason the gender gap in language is fading between men and women is due to the fact that there is a responsibility that needs to be taken for speech, and nonverbal communications are included in that responsibility. Language, both verbal and non-verbal play key roles in the way people are perceived by others. While commonly gendered traits like patterns of inflection or pitch of voice should not contribute to the level of intelligence or authority that others see, patterns in speech and use of language should be held to a higher standard. It is a slippery slope when language becomes lazy and unattached. There should always be emotion and responsibility held to t>GET ANSWER