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Oprah Winfrey's Shortcomings Essay

… To this end, Simon agrees: Oprah is also ashamed of her own weight and gets millions of other women to feel the same way.

The most powerful outsider ever to become an insider, she has the unique opportunity to show women that it's okay to be overweight. But instead of leading by example, she's punished herself with years of yo-yo diets, celebrating her low-weight victories by running a marathon, endorsing her chef, and famously bringing a wagon of fat onto her program (Simon, 2010).

Simon also condemns Oprah for legitimizing the authority of the huckster Dr. Phil: "He counsels strangers on their most important decisions in folksy catchphrases -- perfect for sound bites, but nearly impossible to apply in real life." In fact, simply because…. [read more]


Teaching Communication Skills for Students Term Paper

… It has also been successfully tried with adolescents and adults having speech problems of various kinds. The use of PECS is found to be more effective if the behavioral analysis of the student is also taken into account.

Experts in the field of autistic spectrum disorders today consider PECS as one of the most effective method to teach basic skills of verbal communication to the speech dispossessed. The system has today become a widely used and well-known augmentative method for imparting functional speech skills and thereby filling the gap in the process of speech acquisition (Schwartz & Garfinkle, 1998). This method of exchanging pictures and making choices have been found to help speech acquisition, along with the attempts to communicate more frequently during the daily…. [read more]

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