How Learning Disabilities Can Impact Behavior


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The effect of trauma on the brain and how it affects behaviors | John Rigg | TEDxAugusta

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Understanding Trauma: Learning Brain vs Survival Brain

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Behavioral Signs. A child’s learning disability may result in an emotional battering that impacts their everyday interactions with teachers and peers at school, with parents at home, and others in the community. 1. Warning signs of learning disabilities include: Not. Learning disabilities have nothing to do with how smart a person is.

Rather, a person with a learning disability may just see, hear, or understand things differently. That can make everyday task. The concept of learning disabilities refers to the extent of the problems and difficulties faced by individuals in their early stages of learning. The child’s abnormal behavior is observed in one of his mental skills: thinking, concentration, and.

Behavior problems related to the learning disability can be disruptive. In response to modifications, accommodations, and specific discipline approaches, students in the class might be resentful, believing that their peer with the learning disability has it easy. Learning disabilities typically affect five general areas: Spoken language: delays, disorders, and deviations in listening and speaking. Written language: difficulties with reading, writing and spelling. Arithmetic: difficulty in performing arithmetic operations or in.

Misunderstand social cues and body language. Many children with NF1 may also have trouble processing information once it gets into the brain, and their brains may have difficulty making sense of the information they receive. These integration problems can include: Problems putting things in an order that makes sense. A learning disorder is an information-processing problem that prevents a person from learning a skill and using it effectively. Learning disorders generally affect people of average or above average intelligence.

As a result, the disorder appears as a gap between expected skills, based on age and intelligence, and academic performance. Common learning disorders affect a child’s. Many areas of life are affected, including the role of the person with learning disabilities in their family, relationships with friends, non-academic functioning such as sports or dancing, self-esteem and self-confidence to handle daily situations.

Individuals with a learning disability or ADD may have difficulty maintaining friendships, relationships or employment, as they may find organization, impulse control, planning and reading social cues to be a challenge. Learning disabilities are due to genetic and/or neurobiological factors that alter brain functioning in a manner which affects one or more cognitive processes related to learning. These processing problems can interfere with learning basic skills such as reading, writing and/or math.

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Although learning disabilities may occur concomitantly with other disabilities (e.g., sensory impairment, mental retardation, serious emotional disturbance), or with extrinsic influences (such as cultural differences, insufficient or inappropriate instruction), they are not the result of those conditions or influences.

“Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology” by Joel E. Morgan, Joseph H. Ricker
from Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology
by Joel E. Morgan, Joseph H. Ricker
Taylor & Francis, 2017

Some children with severe and multiple disabilities engage in behaviors that interfere with learning, positive interactions, or the safety of the student or peers (e.g., self-stimulation, selfinjurious behavior, noncompliance behaviors, pica, or aggression).

“Handbook of Special Education” by James M. Kauffman, Daniel P. Hallahan, Paige Cullen Pullen
from Handbook of Special Education
by James M. Kauffman, Daniel P. Hallahan, Paige Cullen Pullen
Taylor & Francis, 2017

Although learning disabilities may occur concomitantly with other handicapping conditions (e.g., sensory impairment, mental retardation, serious emotional disturbance), or with extrinsic influences (such as cultural differences,

“Inclusive Early Childhood Education: Development, Resources, and Practice” by Penny Deiner
from Inclusive Early Childhood Education: Development, Resources, and Practice
by Penny Deiner
Cengage Learning, 2012

Although learning disabilities may occur concomitantly with other disabilities (e.g., sensory impairment, mental retardation, serious emotional disturbance), or with extrinsic influences (such as cultural differences,

“Handbook of Special Education” by James M. Kauffman, Daniel P. Hallahan
from Handbook of Special Education
by James M. Kauffman, Daniel P. Hallahan
Taylor & Francis, 2011

Gains in such areas as learning, interactions and perseverance have been reported for learners with diverse special educational needs, including aggressive behaviours, autism spectrum disorders, social, emotional and behaviour difficulties, and severe cognitive disabilities, as well as for those without disabilities.

“What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education: Using evidence-based teaching strategies” by David Mitchell
from What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education: Using evidence-based teaching strategies
by David Mitchell
Taylor & Francis, 2014

Such disabilities can be broadly grouped into physical (e.g., difficulty in walking), sensory (e.g., deafness, blindness, or low vision), cognitive or mental (e.g., memory loss or learning disabilities), or some combination of these.

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MIT Press, 2019

Certain conditions that result in disability, such as learning disorders, sensory impairments (e.g., blindness and deafness), developmental disabilities, mental retardation, and postinjury disabilities (e.g., brain injury or spinal cord injury), increase the risk for substance-related disorders.

“DSM-5 in Action” by Sophia F. Dziegielewski
from DSM-5 in Action
by Sophia F. Dziegielewski
Wiley, 2014

Furthermore, the impairments that are usually seen in autism, such as delayed or impaired language development (including difficulty in understanding and using language) and common comorbidities, such as attention problems and sensory issues, will make learning more difficult.

“Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research, Policy, and Practice” by Jonathan Tarbox, Dennis R. Dixon, Peter Sturmey, Johnny L. Matson
from Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research, Policy, and Practice
by Jonathan Tarbox, Dennis R. Dixon, et. al.
Springer New York, 2014

For the majority of affected children, there may be no associated cognitive or behavioral concerns; yet each affected child has an increased risk for language, behavior and learning disabilities when compared to his unaffected peers.

“Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology” by Andrew S. Davis, PhD, Rik Carl D'Amato
from Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology
by Andrew S. Davis, PhD, Rik Carl D’Amato
Springer Publishing Company, 2010

Children with learning disabilities, struggling with feelings of inferiority, anxiety, and low self-esteem, have been able to increase their social awareness, peer relationships, and academic success.

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by Heidi Gerard Kaduson, Charles E. Schaefer
Guilford Publications, 2006

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  • And you can also add to that list having access to the proper training around autism for staff… I’ve unfortunately, as a care assistant come across staff who work with those on the autism spectrum and haven’t got a clue about autism…LITERALLY!!!

  • I’m an adult diagnosed with a learning disability and I’ve notice signs of auditory issues following instructions verbally. Besides I like way I am. I hate being around neurotypicals anyways.

  • I was LD Math, English, and for my math calculations and reading comprehension from grades 212, from 1991 2003. I passed these classes with Bs and Cs.

  • I was crying while watching this because I realized I have been in survival brain mode since I returned to school to get ready for this school year.

  • I grew up in an abusive home and later an abusive relationship. To this day my heart races if my partner is angry with me and if he makes any sudden movements I immediately put up my arms to protect my face. This reaction is actually progress for me. And yup you can tell yourself over and over I’m safe everything’s ok now but the anxiety never leaves. Maybe someday there will be an answer. Blessings to you all.

  • Something tells me this guy’s had quite a few f*ed up relationships and his ego doesn’t allow him to see that his ego (or wounds disguised as ego) played a huge roll in these relationships being f*ed up.

  • thank you so much!!!! I am including this in a presentation to educators to encourage them to use strategies to assist these students. This will definitely help!

  • Hi jacob id like to contact you.. i really feel like you understand how i feel im 19 yeard old and veo g living in sur i al mode since age 5 i have forgotten how to breath and live in the moment present. I try not to cry but i really feel like my life is going i cant éventuellement speak to my family. Can i have a talk with you?

  • This is such a helpful video to remind teachers about the importance of establishing safe and supportive relationship with pupils to improve learning and engagement very much needed as we approach the return of children back to school after lockdown. Thanks Jacob just letting you know that I’m sharing it via the website and within the Emotion Works community where we have a lot of interested educators and Mama Elephants! �� ��

  • I have experienced permanent muscle tension throughout my body all of my life. I am not aware of this for the most part. If I concentrate, I become aware of it and am able to relax. However, wants my mind is concentrating on something else, the tension returns. This is permanent. So are the nightmares.

  • I study the lymbic system ALL the days of my life and guarantee: playing guitar this way can cause us to use the prefrontal cortex, instead of the primitive BRAIN!!!

  • Hi Jacob! I am creating an online course and I was wondering if I could use this video as a sample of survival vs. learning brain? It will, eventually, drive some more people to your site.

  • Because of extreme childhood abuse i cant live a normal life,people think am weird,they dont know how much i dealt abuse since childhood till i grewup

  • Wish we have more people want to learn them-self and fix and help them-self so they can help world too. Peace fullness
    Wish for a peaceful world for our children’s future with lots of love and kindness ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️��������

  • How does this refer to adults? Just listening to his makes me realize that I’ve been in survival mode since I was 12 and that makes me into the person I’am today. Stressed over thinker and always thinking everyone is judging me or think I’m stupid so I come across rude and Obnoxious and of first meeting me people don’t know how to take me. I’m very shy also.

  • Learning a new language on top of being in survival brain mode, as immigrants whose first language is not English, is an added stress and negatively effects learning as well. It is exhausting to listen to a second language all day in school.

  • Just learning I’ve been in survival brain whole life. And always focus on perfection. So always disappointed. Never learned that not being perfect is o.k. and that it’s not realistic. So I have been addicted for 25 years because I didn’t know any better. So don’t beat ur self up forgive your self and embrace the hardships for lessons.

  • Narcissists are always on the hunt for something they are never going to find. They pretend to be someone else to ensnare the victim with deception, lies, pretending to feel one way, when they feel the complete opposite. A Narcissist should not be trusted and are often toxic with an excessive need for admiration, disregard for others feelings, an inability to handle any criticism and a sense of entitlement. I used to think that love could cure anything but it only fed my narc’s enormous ego. It is important to be wise when dealing with a narcissist and I’m glad that cyberhackinggenius helped cloned my husband’s phone. I got access to all his dealings both on phone and social media without touching his phone. All I did was share his phone number with Cyberhackinggenius and I was able to read both his new and deleted messages from my phone through a remote link to a programmed App containing cloned cell information. My husband was a cheating Narcissist and I’m glad to find out all his secrets and infidelity with the help of cyberhackinggenius. I’m finally going through divorce with lots of evidence against him. I read all his deleted and recent chats on Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram. You can contact this great hacker “Gavin” via Gmail ([email protected] ) or text and speak to him directly on his phone and WhatsApp: +19256795146 and thank me later!

  • Thank you this help me understand a little bit still leading to understand what my child is going through is there any useful tips to help us

  • 4:32 False! There is no such thing as an inappropriately short mini skirt. What you are describing “sir” is simply a STRANG WHOMAN! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • I am a daycare teacher, I have a student who (idk what her trauma is) has been through something.. she goes from 0-60 without warning at all… And I’ve watched for what triggers her… And I don’t know
    She then will just SCREAM bloody murder and cry and tell everyone they “hate [her] because [she’s] stupid and ugly and wants [her] dead” I don’t know how to help her when the other kids are in her face thinking they’re helping… So I remove her from the situation… But then I feel I can’t go back and hear the other kids because I don’t want them to upset this girl again…

    Help me?

  • Thank you. I was wondering if teachers might also be eperiencing trauma brain and learning brain. So for teachers to create this “new” learning model with strong relationships and attachment via hybrid and fully remote programs, then they must also be in the learning brain. Can I assime that teachers who have a trama brain are going to have a harder time creating an environment to promote a learning brain. If so, then I may I also say that teachers must be cared for by administrators and state education departments and parents who act as the “mama elphants” and look out for them?

  • Focus on the essentials of his lecture and not take umbrage with non-essentials. He sticks to the message; his points are well made. As for the music, well, mine is classical. Thx.

  • Your so on point! Thank you so much. The best 4 mins of learning iv had in years. And your calm and not hard to understand explanation and descriptions fix everything so much more clear and easy to understand I can now comprehend so much more because of the way you broke it down thank you.

  • Just wonderful, been searching for “amazon zombie survival guide” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Ryanzon Survival Genie (do a search on google )? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my co-worker got excellent results with it.

  • Love this you tube and awesome explanation of the brain function and absolutely loved the music! Can I buy it? Lol so awesome thank you for all your gifts!

  • Thank you for this video. My son has been going to school for 3 years and has not been able to learn, even though we know he is so smart. I adopted him from China when he was10yr. and 11 mo. He never went to school in China, so he has been doing 1st grade work for 3 years. I just had him evaluated by Boris Gindis, Ph.D and it was life changing! He has gained one grade level in Math in the 8 weeks that I’ve been homeschooling him. School closures have been a blessing in disguise. He is totally blind, just diagnosed with grade 2 autism, has mixed maturity and severe anxiety from trauma (and so much more). Your video has really helped me understand why he has not been learning. His school district hasn’t helped by denying me everything I have known he as needed (including that evaluation by Dr. Gindis) to learn for the past 3 years. I finally have hope for his future. I was beginning to worry he wouldn’t have one.

  • Hi Jacob thank you for all your video’s the programmes arevery inspirsing and inspirational and I have really learn a lot from them. What I would like to ask in this video would this apply to a student who has dyslexia and how they learn in survival mode.
    Thank you

  • I need help with my son. He is a very inteligente and has a good heart. He got into a trauma a few years ago and he can’t eat or take medicine, because he thinks it’s Poison. Please help any one else with the same problem. Thank u

  • I was intrigued to hear about the learning brain vs the survival brain. I need to take more time with students who aren’t participating to see if they are in survival mode. Unfortunately, many times our school counselors are aware of situations that they cannot share with us. This puts us at a true disadvantage.
    I would like to learn more about this “survival brain.”

  • This is so helpful! Do you have any books that you would recommend for further researching this whole area and the area of attachment, related to helping those who are functioning in Survival Mode?

  • My primitive brain stem when into sceptic shock when you picked that damn guitar up! the speech however was powerful and informative!

  • Ah but students in survival brain only want an A in graded situations and it is impossible to evaluate them or get them to actually even do any work. But if there is no evaluation students don’t even come, much less do any work these days. sigh

  • Really helpful, I’m a teacher. Your video has excellent pics and narration, easy to understand. Thanks I will share this. You speak with clarity, sensitivity and intelligence.

  • Thank you Jacob for sharing this video. It’s very informative and I’ve used it when I’m providing psychoeducation to parents! I appreciate your wisdom. Be well!

  • I’m looking for ways of psychoeducation and I found this video. It’s really a great video that explains how a survival brain can be different. Thanks Jacob!

  • Great job! I am sharing this video as part of the preparation of k-12 teacher candidates. Thanks for making the information so accessible for practitioners.

  • Thank you, Jacob, for your humble openness for initiating this profound message which is very present in the midst of many. I wish to thank publicly Leonie Farrugia, for sharing this invaluable resource with staff. COVID.19 has enabled much reflection and quality reading to take place, and what better choice it has been to listen to your wisdom. As a staff in a Day & Boarding Co-Ed Institution, this indeed will contribute to assisting my colleagues to critically employ the understanding of trauma in students each day as we endeavour to nurture, connect and create a ‘big mama elephant’ learning environment.

  • Thanks Jacob. This explains all the learning difficulties I had in childhood and continue to have as an adult learner. I notice how I remember and learn so easily those things that interest me. I’m doing a design course at TAFE and all this fear is coming up to be resolved. This is so helpful in giving me ideas to approach the challenge of new learning, especially when having to learn new technologies. And learning to provide a safe space internally with kind and supportive self talk ⭐️

  • How can one do the supporting? by encouraging words like you can do this and breaking things down into chunks? a pat on the back?

  • He had me at: “brain stem vs. smarty pants brain and I’m a doctor.
    He lost me at:”Now I show you my secret, I’m really a rock star and you just got entertained!
    No more TED The.End.Duh.

  • The animal part of my brain got triggered by the infamous lespaul g string flatness. And the human part was proud that this guy noticed and tried to avoid that string for the last half of his random solo.

  • What if the fight or flight mechanism is buried under emotions and trauma which in turn, doesn’t trigger the amygdala? To the point that I have buried years of childhood experience and memories on top. At the glimpse of confrontation, my bowels would engage and just with fear and over active thinking spends a few hours fighting diahrea. LOL it was just a few years ago that I learned about the amygdala and healing and focus on emotions, beliefs, boundaries, ETC.

  • This was the best description/explanation I’ve ever seen for teachers. We use these words often, but rarely seem to take them time to really understand them. Thank you!

  • I think it goes a little bit farther than being the person that is seeing your thoughts or I think therefor I am. You are both the witness and the silent voice (the animal brain).

  • Endocrinologist Hans Selye coined the term stress. He also wrote of Diseases of Adaptation, due to our environment. Stress affects the adrenals and the thyroid.

  • that ‘part of the brain’ is not primitive.. the life force, i.e., the ‘Ra the Chi.. which is the breath form or the spirit.. is infinite source. and the spirit is subdued by breathing. the powers that be know how to entrain the spirit and that’s why errbody crassies! they always withholding the truth��we are infinite we have been here for infinity.. but maybe not the white man, has.. he the strange new animal on the planet

  • A lot of people are gonna be turned off by the “inappropriately short skirt and top” comment, and I get that. Please understand this TED talk is probably more geared towards veterans (maybe not exclusively), and I think this is an example of a “good ol boy” that’s old school. I don’t think he meant any harm by the comment, and I don’t think he meant to offend. Everyone is going to have a different opinion on what length of skirt is appropriate in public. If you can set the comment aside, the rest of the talk is helpful, particularly for those dealing with PTSD. Also enjoyed the guitar solo session at the end; I can see where the veterans would find it something that calms their PTSD.

  • Nice approach, I’ve always been that survival brain learner, that’s effect me a lot in my carrier, hope you can come up with an other approach to get ride of it

  • This guy… I’m not easily offended, 7 years tending bar, 5 years working with rock bands…”inappropriately short dress?” That’s kind code for “she had it coming. We’re done here.

  • I tried really hard to listen but unfortunately was distracted by the language coming from this guy. I mean I know he’s old but he really needs to wake tf up to reality.

  • Thank you. I am about to defend my anthropology PhD thesis on cultural trauma. I would like to refer to some kind of neurobiological literature on what you talk. Would you recommend anything scholarly to read?

  • I really enjoyed the lecture,and the way you play that blues showed that you not only have a good heart,but you also got soul-brother. Thanks again.

  • Thank you for your wisdom and care for those suffering from CPTSD and PTSD. When diagnosed with Moyamoya brain disease, I learned to be my own advocate for myself and was put on 17 medications now after looking outside of pharmaceutical products, I learned to love essential oils verses Zoloft and Sedatives. Now only take 7 pills daily verses 17.♡ Thank you for being so humble.

  • Brainmost amazing machine but it’s an animal brain. ��‍♀️ come on doc…if we teach people that they are animals then they don’t have to have any accountability.

  • I read something similar to this. Helped me alot and got my counseling done. I’m in a better state of mind.

  • At least you admitted you could only speak from a male perspective. You lost me at inappropriate shirt/skirt followed by animal attraction. Not going to wait for the brain images of PTSD. You just contributed to mine.>>>>>NEXT>>>>>!!!

  • I find these videos very helpful, the information about trauma for kids has helped me to look further then just the reactions of a child, it has made me think of how to inter act with them deal with there emotions and to let them express them selves the art and play.

  • I feel lost at this point!!
    From the age of 7-13 i did a few iq test because i was a very bright kid bad went trough alot of trauma so i acted weird(they wanted to know my cognitive abelity etc), i scored 134-142 every time. I went to therapy but it did not help me at all. Now iam 17 can’t focus, think, reason and whatever my brain should be able to do. I did an iq test a week ago and scored not higher than 117, i feel the brightness getting away from me slowely but surely. I feel like iam the only one. I hope everything will be alright soon..

  • Have to disagree with him on the cortex and beginning of the talk. Many of our decisions are made by our subconscious mind but just not in the forecast. Many of our choices and decisions are made

  • Thank you so much Jacob! I loved this video. Being trauma informed is so important for anyone interacting with children on a daily basis. If we can all be “mama elephants”, we can create a world where children can feel safe, secure, and loved. Big hugs from Maine!

  • What if in learning brain mode you learn to suddenly survive? F. E. You come from trauma and learning brain is teaching you things that Support survival. Is there anything “wrong” with it?

  • i got robbed a while ago and everytime i hear a sound like a car horn or any unexpected sound i get scared. in short i am extremely jumping. its sad and all i wanted to know is how do i get over this i do not want those thugs

  • I work in the field of mental health this was spot on. Absolutely easy to understand and phenomenal. Relationship and safety is what helps kids thrive! Thank you for this wonderful illustrated example.

  • Primtive animal brain? What an idiotic way to refer to thd amazing anotomy that drives us everyday. I understand the point but how uncouth.

  • Thanks for a lovely, approachable video. I hope you don’t mind I’m linking this clip on my class intro & info slides so that my families (secondary ELA) understand trauma-informed education in terms of how a child can or will learn vs. the “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” they may know only otherwise as a political punchline. I’ve made this a core value of my ed practice for years; our son’s BFF witnessed a parent’s suicide two days ago, so it’s never been more important or helpful than it is now. Thanks again!

  • My dad used to stress because I was not a good student, I didn’t have “interest” in learning since very young. So he would yell at me sometimes when trying to teach me while I studied (well, at least tried to) at home.

    Now throughout my adolescence I’ve STRUGGLED on trying to find what field of study to follow in school, I’ve tried few different courses, but never finished one… I feel uncomfortable when it’s time to study, more and more I recall that same feeling from that same “time to study” situation that used to happen with my dad.
    Ah and I only went to my dad’s house like 2 days a week, I lived with my mom.
    My dad always blamed my mom for not being strict enough with me and that would generate verbal abuse over phone calls to her, which deteorated my mom’s mental health along the years…
    I’m in a hard position, I feel like I’ve always been, and it really makes it close t impossible to finish school. My mental health takes hits from all this too, simetimes I feel like I’m going insane

  • Amazingly, Indian Yogis have controlled their primitive animal brains.��But most of us are not at that level in our meditative practice.

  • I truly believe from my experience incl memory that the cortisol, etc. rots your brain. Almost as a coping mechanism-you won’t make it through this its too awful so kill those cells/neurons/break the bridges/pathways before the sadnessof the memory kills your happiness.
    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the actual physical injury. This is what I believe.

    Going back to school around cheery college kids (and pleasant, productive memory excercise of education) in a 5 day a week program (also hopeful as employment skillset building-dose of practical real optimism every day) was one of the best treatments and it’s not listed as a therapy.
    Playing drums and painting also, for their different mind and present moment and brainwaves and rhythmic brain excercise good for you-again, not listed as treatment but the cost of say a class or swimming pool membership or a decent drumset/space for it or space to paint is probably less than seeing a shrink or medication �� yet better than it sometimes/in this case.

    Think about it: resetting breathing (yoga/meditation gets recommended), resetting muscles and tension (massage therapy) why not resetting BRAIN CHEMISTRY: DAILY-painting swimming taking a class playing music.
    Optimism brain chemistry.

  • Thank you, Jacob! What thoughtful, insightful videos! I’m inspired by your wisdom and generosity…definitely sharing with my friends and family! May we all be big mama elephants for each other!

  • Perhaps we all have blind spots, even persons as bright, educated, and good as this individual. This talk includes good information about posttraumatic sequelae, but it also includes stereotyping and objectification that is empirically associated with increased risk for some forms of trauma. My personal wish is that this talented speaker would gain from multiple consults with knowledgeable colleagues and replace this video with a talk that corrects some serious errors and highlights his significant gifts/expertise.

  • We need more studies on PTSD from adopted families. I suffer from PTSD from my family growing up damaged me for 40yrs. I have no issues with my time in service, even being disabled from my time in service.

  • Abuse survivor (with PTSD): Walks into a new room and their CPU is running at 98% because they are trying to compute all possible threats. Doesn’t have enough RAM available to properly act or react.

    Normal person: Walks into a new room and their CPU is running at 5% and they’re waiting for an opportunity and something new. They’ve got 95% to work with.

  • That´s great, thank you for that informative video!:-) I work as a school counselor and will make sure to share this with my teacher colleagues!

  • It really is about time that emotional intelligence is actually taught as a subject in every school. That way the next generation will be so much better prepared.