Saturday, February 13, 2010

darn school website

ok, i have gotten the gumpshion to get off my duff, and work on homework. and the freaking school website is flipping out. i am the 52nd person on hold. i hope my composition professor does not dock me too many points for posting a day late on the discussion board this week. i have been trying for over an hour to get onto the kaplan university website. and i think i've just been kicked off on my phone call to the school. now to get back in line with the rest of the students calling about the website. what a bummer over an hour on hold, and then getting disconnected. argh!!!!! i have an outline due in A&P 2 before tuesday night and a outline for composition 2 on the discussion board if and when i can get online at kaplan. and then 3-5 pages on my paper about service animals before tuesday night also. i am going to have a really busy next 3 days. i have most of my A&P 2 outline done. now i just need to type it into word. and i have my outline for the discussion board in composition 2 if and when i can get online at kaplan. and if and when i quit getting disconnected with kaplan's phone line for technical assistance. we are getting a cold front. we had a couple of decent days, into the 50's. but we are getting more cold weather. (oh god, help me survive the rest of the winter, i guess it is good it will make me do my homework). and did anybody see the opening ceremonies for the olympics last night? i thought it was absolutely kewl as chit. :) it was very sad about the luge guy from the old ussr, losing his life on a practice run. i pray for his family at such a devastating loss. and then having it all caught on tape. i hope they fix the runs, so if anyone else gets thrown from the track they don't lose their life. now that i have run off at the mouth, i need to go see what everyone else is up to on their blog. see you all on the discussion board if and when i can get online. below is a quick look at my outline that i will be posting.
I. Service animals
   A. Different types of service animals
        1. Dogs-most commonly used animals service animals
        2. Horses
           a. miniature horses-used as guide animals for the blind
           b. horses-help for the physically handicapped
        3. capuchin monkeys-help for quadriplegics with all tasks
        4. dolphins-can help children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. Such as autism and down's
            syndrome. They cannot live with a person, but can be motivation for a patient to accomplish tasks
            asked of them.
   B. Different types of disabilities that a service animal can help with, such as assistance in a medical crisis,
        treatment related assistance, helping cope with emotional overload, and security enhancement tasks
        (Miller, 2010).
       1. Physical disabilities
           a. Blindness or very limited vision
           b. Deafness or hearing impaired
           c. Mobility assistance dogs-for wheelchair bound patients
           d. Walker dog-helps the patient with balance, and aid them in getting up if they fall
           e. Seizure alert/response dogs-to alert their partner of an upcoming seizure
       2. Mental (psychiatric) disabilities
           a. Post traumatic stress disorder
           b. Panic (anxiety) disorder
           c. Depression disorder
I hope everyone else is way ahead of me in their project. And i will see you on the discussion board as soon as i can get online at kaplan university. this will teach me not to wait till the last minute on saturday. my vow for the rest of this 10 weeks is to post no later than thursday or friday. see you in the funny papers. :)

1 comment:

  1. No worries, Sharon---these things happen. I understand. I actually had problems getting on the site, too!!