Saturday, 8 November 2008

Systems theory, learned helplessness, and hope

Three further psychological factors for consideration

From Wales, psychotherapist Dr Annie Llewellyn writes to say that she tried to post a Comment on the previous posting ('A developmental disorder, not a diagnosis') but, not uniquely, she was defeated by the Blogger commenting system. This is what she wrote:

Conductive Education offers hope in a world of 'learned helplessness'. Systems theory confirms that negative environments have negative outcomes.

Systems theory confirms that children with disabilities in mainstream environments are vulnerable because they are in the minority. At best their disability may be 'accommodated' by the environment but they need specialised support if 'learned helplessness' is to be avoided. CE offers a beacon of hope because it doesn't accept the child is helpless but it confirms that the child can live with a disability with hope.

Anybody similarly confounded by the system for commenting on Conductive World is similarly welcome to write in, direct to conductive.world@gmail.com

1 comment:

  1. Hello Andrew. I, too, have in the past been confounded by the Blogger commenting system and know how annoying this can be.

    If it helps others, I have found as follows, based on my having a Googlemail account (I do not know about Blogger, not having an account):
    (1) if I am signed in to my googlemail account before I wish to add a comment to your blog, the Blogger comment system automatically recognises this, tells me "You are currently posting as Norman" and offers me the option of changing to a different account, the option of which I ignore. I can then simply add and then "Publish my comment". (2) if I am NOT signed in to my googlemail account before I wish to add a comment to your blog, the Blogger comment system requires me to enter the name of my googlemail account. having done so, I can then proceed to add and publish a comment.

    BTW unless I actively 'sign out' of my googlemail account, I am always signed in when I switch my computer on.

    I would very much like to hear more in the same vein from Dr Llewellyn.

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