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Re: other caregivers

Re: other caregivers

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Posted by Judy on April 21, 1999 at 14:44:16:

In Reply to: other caregivers posted by janet on April 17, 1999 at 10:38:53:

: yes i also agree that we need to address all kinds of caregivers--i have cared for a 16 year old girl for the last 7 years--she needs total care--feeding-bathing-dressing -diapers-brushing teeth--total care-
: my jamie does not talk or sign -they say her iq is 9 which i don t believe--but it is very very low- most every where i turn to share with folks --or get ideas
: every body talks about folks that are so much higher functioning than my girl--it gets frustrating--
: God Bless--janet

I would be glad to be there for you if you need to talk. She sounds very much like my Terri. I have taken care of her for 40 years now. By the way IQ is not always a good indication of ability. It is an indication of ones ability to take the test. Those of us who are with them the most recognize body language and other signs of intelligence that a psychologist who sees them for a short period of time will never see. Some people also have problems communicating but have a high degree of understanding what you are talking about. When they smile at the right time all the time that is a pretty good sign.


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