Yes I would absolutely feel comfortable communicating with someone who is developmentally disabled. I have personal experience communicating with someone who has autism. Through my experience I have learned when communicating with someone with autism you should be sure to speak clearly and in a normal tone of voice. Never force direct eye contact as this may make them uncomfortable and make sure to keep proper distancing when communicating as this may make them feel threatened for their personal safety. 2.
As a sender I would become an effective communicator with a person who is developmentally disabled by trying to find out as much information as possible about them and what their personal preferences, dislikes and routines are “know your audience”. This will allow me to better understand the appropriate level of language when communicating. To actively listen being patient and understanding without rushing a response when communicating and be persistent to understand by minimizing all distractions when communicating. Part B: 1. Five ways Charlie tries to communicate nonverbally with Rain Man are;
Body Gestures – In the movie Charlie uses many body gestures such as hand clapping, finger snapping, and finger pointing as a way to communicate with Rain Man. Scene – Beginning of the movie at “WALLBROOK” Charlie hand signals Raymond by pointing at him to signal him to stay there while he talks with Susanna. Raymond starts to walk in the other direction interpreting the hand gesture as he should leave. So Charlie hand signals him again by raising and lifting his hand to signal Raymond to stay still. Voice Volume – In the movie Charlie uses voice volume to express his frustration with Raymond.
1 Henry Roose Marion Fekete Writing 151 6 December, 1996 The hardest skill to master in order to maintain a successful, loving relationship is communication. Being unable to express one's thoughts clearly and accurately is a heavy burden to bear when trying to hold a conversation. It often causes misunderstandings and unnessary arguments. Plainly expressing one's thoughts is a lesson that many do ...
Scene – On the highway Raymond gets nervous with all the commotion with the police and gets out of the car. Charlie gets out of the car also and starts to raise his voice loudly with Raymond showing his frustrated emotion with voice volume trying to get him back in the car so he can get to L. A. and save his business. Eye Contact – In the movie Charlie tries to use eye contact with Raymond while communicating with him. Scene – At the Big 8$ Motel Charlie and Raymond are in the bathroom and Charlie starts to run the bath water and this triggers Rain Man to have an unstable episode of yelling and hitting himself saying “Hot water burn baby”.
Charlie shuts off the water and tries looking in Raymond’s eyes to calm him down and saying “Easy Ray please look at me” Clarity – In the movie Charlie uses proper enunciation by speaking clearly and consistent when speaking to Raymond. Scene – The trip to Las Vegas. Raymond understands the rules of cards because Charlie speaks clear and consistent using proper enunciation while teaching Raymond the rules of cards. Charlie also asks Raymond for clarification of the rules showing he understood. Distancing – In the movie Charlie uses intimate distancing with Raymond to show his love for him.
Scene –The meeting to determine custody of Raymond. In the mediation room Charlie uses distancing to show Raymond that he loves and cares for him and in return Raymond touches heads with Charlie to let him know he likes him too. 2. Raymond communicates with the outside world through visual aspects like taking pictures, drawing pictures, writing in journals and watching specific television programs to express his self. He communicates and learns with a mental picture of the world rather than through verbal communication.
Routines and rituals are the way he eats, sleeps, walks, talks basically how he lives in his own “comfort zone” and any breaks in these routines can cause him to feel in danger. When he is nervous he quotes Abbott & Costello “who’s on first base” to deal with uncomfortable situations. 3. The keys to communicating with Rain Man are to know and understand his personal routines, preferences, and dislikes to help him be in his comfort zone. To speak clearly and consistently with proper enunciation when communicating and listen actively by paying attention and minimizing any distractions to ensure proper understanding.
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Using body gestures to show certain actions like finger pointing to show something specific ex: directions, signs or pictures. Part C: 1. I might communicate with Rain Man by using more pictures, diagrams, books and television programs to help have more efficient communication. I would speak clearly and consistent being patient and understanding by actively listening to him and getting to know his dislikes and preferences and relate our communication to the things he was most interested in. 2. I feel the movie is very realistic due to my personal experience. I have had people close in my life who have a form of autism.
When watching a movie like Rain Man viewers should keep in mind that not knowing or understanding someone with autism can a difficult job to deal with like the frustration that Charlie showed throughout the movie. People should also keep in mind that treating others the same as we want to be treated even if they seem to be different than you is the proper way of life. 3. The movie Rain Man left me with many mixed emotions. One moment feelings of tears and other times smile from ear to ear. I was affected first at the beginning when Charlie found out that he had a brother he never knew named Raymond.
This was sad to think they have never met each other before this day. As the movie continued it revealed shocking to find out that Charlie actually did meet his brother before in fact he was Charlie’s imaginary friend “Rain Man”. I t was a happy moment to see that although Charlie started out wanting Raymond’s inheritance or what he felt was partially his. The ending of the movie was not only tear jerking but left me feeling happy that Charlie had finally realized and accepted that Raymond could not make his own choices and was not going to be able to stay with him.
When Raymond lays his head on Charlie’s head at the end of the movie in the mediation room it gave me feelings of happiness and tear jerking experience to see Raymond show Charlie he cared or liked hm. When they said goodbye at the train station it was sad to see these brothers part. Raymond does not wave goodbye to Charlie but he remains fixated on his TV Watchman. Charlie hides behind his sunglasses, the audience cannot see his expression but I’m sure he is caught up in a blurring of dissatisfaction and great adoration for his brother the ‘Rain Man’.
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Although Raymond was not capable of verbally communicating with the outside world he could show Charlie how he feels through non verbal communication and strengthening the bond between these brothers. The most important thing in life is to keep your family close and create a bond that will never be broken. Autism A pervasive developmental disorder characterized by severe deficits in social interaction and communication, by an extremely limited range of activities and interests, and often by the presence of repetitive, stereotyped behaviors. Idiot Savant
A person with autism who is exceptionally gifted in a specialized field. That field may, for example, be mathematics. The autistic savant may be able to do rapid, complex mental calculations. Or the field may be music. The autistic savant may be able to perform an entire piece of music after hearing it only once. Mentally DisAbled A mental or physical disability, such as cerebral palsy or mental retardation, that is present during childhood, interferes with normal physical, intellectual, or emotional development, and usually lasts throughout life.