Wednesday, August 15, 2007

CHARGE Mother Behavioral Phenotype

1. Above average cognitive functioning, and near genius when it comes to baffling medical terminology.

2. Persistently focused on advocacy for her child.

3. Experiences little need to be socially appropriate whenfacing difficult professionals.

4. Repeats things over and over because the professionalsneed extra reminders.

5. May experience sensory meltdowns after school meetings andmedical appointments.

6. When confronted with difficult professionals may losebehavioral control.

7. Professionals may have a hard time getting them off trackand shifting their attention to irrelevant perspectives.

Timothy S. Hartshorne, Professor of Psychology

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