Looking for a Special Volunteer: Could it be you?

I need a special volunteer who will come for at least 2 weeks and work with this little girl.  Must know or be willing to do research on speech therapy methods.  Must also be strong willed and be a disciplinarian.

Her name is Bianca and she babbles but does not communicate with us which is causing frustration on her part.  She is strong willed and no one in the nursery is willing to discipline her on an ongoing basis.  She was a preemie and then had a stroke on her right side as a baby.

Our nursery is not the best place for consistent rules and discipline.  Nannies change and some discipline their children occasionally and some never discipline their children.

It is difficult for us to judge Bianca and her behavior.  We need someone to come and be her mama for 2 weeks.  Keep her with you at night in a private room and work with her every day.  Discipline her if she needs it and love her a lot!  Bianca has decided to bite people.  I personally think some of that is just from the frustration of not being able to communicate.  But it is difficult to make that judgment call without being with her on a more consistent basis.

So, if you have experience with a child like this or want to take on a challenge, please come to GLA for 2 weeks or more and help us give this little girl a chance to express herself and just have a mom for a little while to herself.

If you are interested in coming and helping Bianca, write me at gla@glahaiti.org

Help us make a difference, One child at a time starting with Bianca!



6 comments (Add your own)

1. Shelley wrote:
I currently am a one on one with an 8 yr old non verbal autistic boy that I have been with for 3 years. I have much love, understanding and discipline for this little boy.

Is this little girl with her (or a) family? How old is she now? You can see the frustration in her eyes.

Can you tell me more information such as location I would have to travel to and living arrangements?

Wed, July 2, 2014 @ 1:23 PM

2. Bonnie Berry wrote:
Dear Dixie,I work and have worked 16 years in a group home for autistic non verbal kids...before that I taught at a Christian day school for 13 years...I hear what you are saying...one of the biggest successes we have had is using a picture system called PECs...you have to start off slowly and introduce pictures slowly but in time she will use/recognize what she is trying to say...and with this her frustration level will lessen over time...it is a slow approach and it takes repetition...but so worth it in end...God bless this sweet baby...she is precious...wish we could adopt her we are both over 50...God bless,Bonnie Berry

Wed, July 2, 2014 @ 1:32 PM

3. Kelly DeBardelaben wrote:
So wish I was able to come down now to help with this sweet angel! Praying that the right person comes into her life soon!

Wed, July 2, 2014 @ 1:41 PM

4. Johanna wrote:
Hi there,

Is this little girl up for adoption? I feel like God might be putting her on my heart. My husband and I have wanted to adopt for awhile. Please email me back if there is any possibility of adoption. Thank you!


Wed, July 2, 2014 @ 2:07 PM

5. shannon theriault wrote:
I have worked as a psychiatric nurse and a social worker for 25 years. I have experience with people that have behavior problems. I think you have to consider that she had a right sided stroke which can affect speech. Lack of communication skills can lead to frustration and the biting. She may need a picture board or signing in order to communicate. I'm not a speech pathologist so their expertise would be invaluable in this situation. For behaviors you have to be consistent, kind and firm. You have to give 3 positives for every 1 negative feedback. Instead of saying "no" try saying "lets try it this way." It will take time and consistency however, once she can communicate more effectively her negative behaviors should decline. I would like to volunteer at GLA at sometime however, right now I cannot get away and it seems you need speech pathologist. I hope Bianca will get the care she requires.

Sat, July 5, 2014 @ 2:44 PM

6. Karol wrote:
I did the test as a lark. I was pregnant at the time, or else I plobabry would have done it just to work. [24] Jessica Lange got the part1976 A Star is Born Cher was attached to star before Jon Peters and Barbra Streisand took over.[26] replaced by Barbra Streisand1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Cher was originally cast as Mona Mondieu , but she backed out at the last minute because she was unable to fit the shooting into her schedule.[27] replaced by Stockard Channing1983 Going to the Chapel Cher was supposed to star in the movie to Paramount Pictures during the summer of 1983, until she reportedly nixed so many prospective directors that she and the studio came to a parting of the ways.[28] Film never made1983 Road Show Cher was supposed to have been Jack Nicholson's leading lady in the movie, until Nicholson objected to her casting.[28] Film never made1984 Grandview, U.S.A. Cher was offered the role of Michelle Mike' Cody but she turned down the role in favor of the film Mask. She turned down the role because producers wouldn't cast Eric Stolz as her co-star.[29] About the role she said I won't do anything for just money, only if I can bring something to it. [30] replaced by Jamie Lee Curtis1984 Crimes of Passion Cher was reportedly considered for the dual role of Joanna Crane , aka the hooker China Blue in Ken Russell's romantic thriller.[24] Kathleen Turner got the part1986 Fatal Beauty During the first controversial interview with David Letterman, Cher confirmed that was working for two films, Suspect and Fatal Beauty,[31] but backed out of the latter.[32] replaced by Whoopi Goldberg1987 Baby Boom Cher turned down the female lead in the film Baby Boom.[33] Cher said also that Diane Keaton was much better for the role.[33] replaced by Diane Keaton1987 Black Widow Cher was reportedly considered for the lead role, but was later turned down.[33] In an interview she said, For me, it's about life experiences. Making films and growth in life is real intertwined. [24] replaced by Theresa Russell1988 Midnight Run Production executives suggested that the Mardukas character be changed to a woman and wanted Cher for the role in the hope she would provide some sexual overtones .[34] But Cher said that I have to find a character to express who I am and that's not easy. [24] Charles Grodin got the part1989 Riding in Cars with Boys When the rights were purchased in 1989 by James L. Brooks, Debra Winger and Cher were considered for the lead.[35] replaced by Drew Barrymore1989 The Witches Cher was considered for the role of the Grand High Witch in a movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel The Witches, but the role was eventually given to Anjelica Huston.[36] Anjelica Houston got the part1990 The War of the Roses Cher was originally offered the role that eventually went to Kathleen Turner.[37] Cher did not accept the role for personal reasons: I knew that was going to be a hit. A great script but kinda mean. I'd lived it for real. I didn't want to do it for money. [24] Kathleen Turner got the part1990 She-Devil After winning the Oscar, she spent three years choosing her next film and She-Devil was the one she most wanted.[24] Meryl Streep got the part1990 Working Girl Cher was considered for the role of Tess McGill . She also said, I act really great but I don't think of myself as an actress. I don't do it for a living. [24] Melanie Griffith got the part1990 The Grifters For the role of Lilly, Cher was originally considered but she became too expensive after the success of Moonstruck[38] for UK director Stephen Frears and his producer Martin Scorsese. Anjelica Houston got the part1991 Thelma & Louise Cher was offered for the role of Thelma Yvonne Dickinson , but turned it down.[37] In an interview Cher also said It was a much rougher when I got it. It plobabry would've been a good movie to do. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. I'm glad Susan did it. [24] Geena Davis got the part1991 The Addams Family Cher was considered for the role of Morticia Addams .[23] Anjelica Houston got the part1992 Batman Returns Cher was in competition with many other actresses for the role of Catwoman .[39] Michelle Pfeiffer got the part1992 Leaving Normal Backed away from director Edward Zwick's second feature (a kind of Thelma & Louise revisited) as the waitress was a cousin of her role in Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.[40] Besides, she was busy with her Aquasentials Skin Care infomercials. Christine Lahti got the part1992 This Is My Life Fox wanted the Jewish housewife struggling to be a stand-up comic to be Cher, Bette Midler or Michelle Pfeiffer.[24] Julie Kavner got the part1993 Title unknown In 1993, Cher and Michelle Pfeiffer had a movie in development, a black comedy about a movie star and a tabloid reporter, but the movie never appeared.[41] Project abandoned1994 Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Due to the Hollywood's homophobia of the time, Anne Rice rewrote the part of Louis, changing his sex to female, in order specifically to heterosexualyze his/her reletioship with Lestat.[42] At the time, Rice felt it was the only way to get the film made, and Cher was considered for the part.[42] Brad Pitt got the part1995 The Bridges of Madison County Cher was considered for the role of Francesca Johnson .[43] Meryl Streep got the part1996 Evita Cher was proposed to play Eva Peron in the musical.[44] Madonna got the part1996 Freaky Deaky In early 1996 Barry Cooper with Monte Hellman made a deal with the Japanese company Shochiku.[45] Part of the deal was that Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender would be executive producers of the pictures that Hellman would direct.[45] One of the film was Freaky Deaky, an adaption of the Elmore Leonard's 1988 novel.[45] The cast for the movie included Vince Vaughn (as Chris), Cher (as Robin) and Mickey Rourke (as Skip), but due to conflicts the company and the producers team the movie never appeared.[45] Project abandoned2000 Mame ABC in late 2000 confirmed that Cher would star in a TV adaptation of the musical Mame.[46] Film never made2001 Heartbreakers Originally, Doug Liman was set to direct, with Cher and Jennifer Aniston playing the roles of Max and Page , a movie called The Breakers.[24] However, due to the long pre-production stage, both actresses had to bow out of the film due to scheduling conflicts. replaced by Sigourney Weaver2001 The Enchanted Cottage Since 1992 Cher had plans to direct and star in a remake of the 1945 John Cromwell film,[47] and in 2001 was announced that she was hoping to play opposite Brendan Fraser, but the film never happened.[48] Film never made2003 In The Pink In December 2003, during an interview Cher announced that was offered a role in a movie called In The Pink.[49] Cher was set to star with Britney Spears, Bette Midler, comic Wanda Sykes and Tim Allen as director.[50] The movie was written by Simon Beaufoy, who wrote also The Full Monty, for Revolution Studios. The comedy features Allen playing a Texas playboy wealthy exec who loses his job and is forced to sell Mary Kay cosmetics door to door with a group of women.[51][52] The movie was also to start shooting in early 2005, but in March 2005 Midler said that the movie had not been put into development.[53] Film never made2008 The Dark Knight sequel In the summer of 2008 was reported the Cher was set to play Catwoman opposite Christian Bale in the third Batman film from British director Christopher Nolan.[54] A studio executive said also that Cher is Nolan's first choice to play Catwoman. He wants to her to portray her like a vamp in her twilight years. and The new Catwoman will be the absolute opposite of Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry's purring creations. [55] Those rumors were denied on November 3, 2008, when Cher appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[5][edit] ReferencesVA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...VA:F [1.9.22_1171](from 0 votes)

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