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March 5, 2014 The Julian News 7 Exploring Genealogy 1 As The Acorn Falls[ by Sherry Wilson Lutes/ emaih genealogyfirst@gmail.com l If you're willing to leave the comfort of your cozy home, there are several local (so to speak) locations to help you with your research. I have given you some libraries and Family History Centers (which are owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Give them a call to find out hours and what they have. There is always someone to help you get started, Be sure to share your 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy, with your family. This week is sounds, I was walking past an area where my grandparents had a well, and the neighbors well was going and it reminded me of long ago. . Where can you go locally to do research Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr, just east of I-5. Branch of the Carlsbad City Library. (760) 434-2931 (Genealogy Division).Genealogy and Local History collection, entire 2nd floor. Outstanding collection. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Pacific Region, The National Archives and Records Administration in Riverside houses both the Federal Records Center and the National Archives. 23123 Cajalco Road, Perris, CA 92570. (949) 448-4931. San Diego Central Library, All of the San Diego Genealogical Society's material has been moved to the new library. 330 Park Blvd, San Diego CA 92101, (619) 236-5800. Escondido Family History Center, 2255 Felicita, Escondido,(760) 745-1662. Hemet Family History Center, 425 N. Kirby Ave., Hemet, (714) 658- 8104 Los Angeles Regional Family History Center, 10741 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 474-9990 San Diego FamilySearch Center, 4195 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, (619) 584-7668 The Computer Genealogical Society of San Diego has a great web site to find out about local events, local societies and other happenings in genealogy, http://www.cgssd.org/ Next column - How Genealogical Societies can help you 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy (Each week I will be giving you a prompt that will invite you to record memories and insights about your own life for future descendants (52 weeks of Personal Genealogy)• Write down your memories on your computer, in your journal or start a new journal.) Week 9: Sounds. Describe any sounds that take you back to your childhood. These could be familiar songs, jingles, children playing, or something entirely different. Last week- Week 8 Technology. What are some of the technological advances that happened during your childhood? What types of technology do you enjoy using today, and which do you avoid. Taken from "52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and Family History" by Amy Coffin. Amy's blog is located at http://wetree.blogpost.com Jqlian Arts Guild Artist Of The Month: Rex Harrison Displays At The Library Artist of the Month from the Julian Art Guild at the Julian Library is Rex Harrison. Visit the Julian Branch library to see original watercolors painted by Rex Harrison of Warner Springs. Harrison who has been painting for the past six years has fifteen paintings on display on a variety of Subjects. Harrison transforms many photographs he has taken in the area or on vacation into very realistic paintings. Rex Harrison was born in Los Angeles, CA in March of 1940. He has been married to his wife, Betty for 55 years, and they have three children, Scott, Marc, and Jeannie Marie. They also have 9 grandchildren. Rex received his Associate of Arts degree in Industrial Technology from Golden West College in 1982, and went on to receive his bachelor's degree from California State University, Long Beach in 1984. His introduction to art was through the lens of a camera, for many years taking photographs and teaching photography. He was introduced to drawing at Golden West College and again at Long Beach State, where he continued to take drawing classes. He started taking watercolor classes from Carol Ravy in 2008 at Stone Ridge in Warner Springs. Rex states that his wife Betty was the catalyst, as "she more or less pushed me in that direction as I was recuperating from surgery•" Harrison enjoys putting several pictures together to create a more interesting painting• The Final Journey continued from page 5 and legs• It is to be expected, and comfort medications can help with this to a point. The decrease in blood pressure causes the circulatory changes in skin color, and temperature. 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This is a very clear sign that death is imminent. Most patients are non- responsive at this point. Although they are still physically here, I like to believe that they are taking peeks beyond that veil and finding a place of solace, or being met by someone or something that is welcoming them home• Learning - The Real Basics: Reading, Writing & Dyslexia - Part 6 Based on the Pyramid of Learning by Delina Robair, M.Ed. There is a strong correlation between the Developmental Profile of a child and cognitive functioning in the brain as related to academics, writing, and reading. It must be noted that Dyslexia is primarily a reading disorder and secondarily a writing problem. (Ref. to research on www.delina-robair.com) Dyslexia is a complicated language disorder that has its origins in the brain. Dyslexia can be an inherited disorder but with early identification, it can be remediated. It may be combined with other disorders such as apraxia, dispraxi~, agnosia, Gerstmann Syndrome, and subtle signs of Autism. There are many valid tests that can identify any one or a combination of these language based problems• For example, MED in Los Angeles has published a Dyslexia Determination Test (DDT). This test determines the location(s) of disconnection(s) between the auditory, visual, and motor relays of language. What needs to be determined is the exact local of the disconnection in the brain between what was heard, the perception of what was heard, and the writing of what was heard. The remedy is proper instruction in reading. It is very important that a determination of Dyslexia be backed up by valid testing because there are many common misconceptions regarding the cause of and the treatment of Dyslexia• The correct determination can then help the parent and facilitator to make a logical decision about re-mediation. It must be noted that early intervention is the key to success. The first key is a Developmental Motor Assessment before or by the age of seven. The main precursors of Dyslexia are: poor sequencing skills; poor auditory discrimination and memory; poor visual discrimination and memory; poor short term memory. Not surprisingly most Dyslexic children have low self esteem and lack confidence. One must focus on their achievements and encourage their efforts. This can be done if the problems are recognized aran early age. Other common problems to recognize in Dyslexic children are: difficulty in remembering a list of instructions; getting thoughts together to sequence a story; poor organization skills; can answer questions orally but cannot write them down; wants to do math in his head versus writing out the problem; copies inaccurately; looses place while copying; poor handwriting; some reversals of words or writing backwards (mirror writing); and difficulty interpreting symbols. Research finds that Dyslexia is more a symptom of dysfunction during storage and retrieval of linguistic information than it is a consequence of a defect in the visual system and that boys who are impaired in reading outnumber girls by ratios ranging from 4:1 to 10:1. Also noteworthy is that a Dyslexic child or a child diagnosed with Dyslexia, is usually of average to above average in intelligence. Thus Dyslexia is not a 'disease'. Brain scans show that cerebrums are perfectly normal. (Ref. The New Science of Dyslexia, Gorman, Time Magazine, 1-04-12) Today, there are over 3 million students in special education classes specifically because they can't read. Most of them are probably Dyslexic. (Dr. M~ Levine, A Mind at a.Time) Dr. Levine states that, unlike speech, reading must be actively taught. He goes on to say that the spoken word is 50,000 to 100,00 years old. But the written word and therefore the possibility of reading has probably been around for no more than 5,000 years. Thus, our brains are still evolving regions for the purpose of reading. Reading fluency results from good instruction in reading with the ability to recognize words automatically without sounding them out; sounding the words out results in a lack of reading fluency and resulting complaints of reading is too hard. Ideally all children should be screened in Kindergarten to minimize educational delay and preserve self-confidence. How do you know someone has Dyslexia before he or she has learned to read? Certain behaviors like trouble rhyming words are clues. Later you many notice that your child is memorizing books rather than reading them or wants you to read to him/her. If caught soon enough, a child's Dyslexia can be reversed. The evidence looks promising and the vital thirteen developmental motor skills need to be integrated as a first step. 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