When administrators become uneasy with or over a misunderstanding of their behavior; then,
Adult behavior modification is the method of changing the way an adult reacts either physically or mentally to a given stimulus. In this case, dissatisfaction of a national awards medal issue.
This process can be applied to anything from stopping a drug addiction to making your bed each morning.
Behavior modification is a treatment method, and it is based on the values of operant conditioning.
The undesirable behaviors are exchanged with more suitable ones through various techniques and methods. B.F. Skinner, the father of behavior modification science, conducted scientific research in the 1950s that involved training rats through rewards and punishments.
Then, Is it possible for the Down Syndrome Family Network of Trinidad & Tobago to adopt an all-inclusive program to train individual affected by disabilities to achieve a degree of accomplishment.
A Medal unlike money has ignited a spark of evil in the hearts of men:
1. Administrative blunders.
2. Chaconia versus Humming bird medals.
3. Defending “the normal vs the Disabled”.
4. Instituting the involve with the guilt of Superior vs Inferior complex
In the end there is need for understanding of the issues and a need to do something to help develop a viable systemic environment to nourish conversations.
The President of the Down Syndrome Family Network has an arguable point. If we view each athletic competition as involving rivalry among peers then there is an argument to afford similar accolades to each outcome.
While discriminating among levels of performance can be accepted among categories which are based on age or developing competencies, this discrimination should not be entertained among (for want of a better term) the highest category.
The perplexing question from your argumentation;
Is a man’s Gold Medal better than a woman’s Gold Medal?
Then by the same token should therefore attract higher rewards?
This is the position from which a para athlete’s Gold Medal should be assessed. Even without considering the attendant World Record, this is the best in the world among peers in a particular category.
Putting any emotions and prejudices aside, the question which raises its head is whether the Para Olympic Games carry as much prestige as The World Games. Therein lies the differentiation.
Adults fight; Children observe helplessly and that hurts in unbelievable ways at different stages of life.
“Anything that hurts you can teach you and if it keeps hurting you
it’s because you haven’t learn anything”.
Therefore, Adults should not plant that kind of seed when they cannot foresee its growth.
Learning style is an individual's unique approach to learning based on strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon. Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC.
We as a people have different learning styles .
The four sensory modalities in Fleming's model are:
· Visual learning.
· Auditory learning.
· Read/write learning.
· Kinesthetic learning
Recognize yours with the understanding that,
We can learn from the experiences of others. Instead of disagreeing over trivial things like a medal. Do something that would bring joy and happiness to others. Follow the line from a Jamaican point of view.
Permission has been granted by the Jamaican “Observer Newspaper” to reprint this article .
This is “a gift of ideas from Jamaica”.An unselfish global thought.I thank the Jamaicans for this goodwill gesture .
Special Olympians to benefit from 2017 Digicel 5K
Lorna Bell (right), executive director of Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ), and SOJ athletes Romaine Austin (left) and Dave Oddman shortly after the team returned from the Austria Winter Games in March. (Photo: Observer file)
Beyond running a personal best time or getting painted in the 'Fun Zone', participants in the 2017 Digicel 5K will also be making a big investment in Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ).
The sporting organisation stands to benefit once again from a share of the contribution for the annual race.
Last year, the SOJ invested its share into
Several development programs, including the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Camp at G C Foster College in August.
It helped to prepare 60 boys and girls for the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The athletes' performances have resulted in their growing confidence in several sporting arenas.
Through funds received from the 2016 Digicel Foundation 5K, SOJ sent 25 athletes to the World Winter Games in Austria in March this year. They won three gold medals, one silver, and one bronze — Jamaica's biggest medals haul at the Winter Games.
SOJ's hectic year is not over yet.
From November 3-4, the sporting body will conduct training and screening of 60 under-12 athletes from Manchester and St Elizabeth at Treasure Beach Sports Park.
The Special Olympics' unified and under-15 teams will also compete in the annual football competition.
“We are so thankful to Digicel Foundation,” said Lorna Bell, executive director of SOJ.
“If we never had the support with funds from the 5K run, our athletes would not have been able to achieve so much.”
The Digicel Foundation will be hosting its sixth annual run in downtown Kingston.
Persons can sign up at running events ja.com.
“Jamaica has consistently performed well at the World Junior Championships and the World Youth Championships, with several athletes winning gold medals.”