Sunday, November 06, 2005


Ok so this is supposed to be my intro. I hope its good!
At one time or another we have all stared and wondered about little people. We have all wondered how they get around and what its's like to have an average height of about 4 feet. Many people assume bad things about little people. We have so many sterotypes. We think people that are different are not normal, when they are really just regular human beings. They should not be treated this way. We need to set things straight and to get people to understand how it really feels to be a little person. But what you need to know first are the facts. In my experience about 1 out of every 10 people know the true facts about little people. So I am going to teach you and hope you see little people in a whole new way.

Thursday, November 03, 2005


I think I am going to do my persuasive view by talking about how difficult it is for dwarfs and how people tend to disrespect them. So here I go with my outline.
I.Achodroplasia and Dwarfism( Temporary title)
II. Introduction
A.What Is Achodroplasia An Overview
1.Most common form of dwarfism.
2.physical charcteristics(x-rays)
a. Height
- adults average height is four feet
3. Thesis-difficult for dwarfs
III. Research ( probaly each section will be new paragraph)
B. How Is Achodroplasia is caused?( this will lead into the next topic)
1.Abnormal gene
2. Inherited or new mutation choice anybody can get it Achodroplasia
C. How Is Achodroplasia treated?
1. Cannot be cured.
2. Complications that are common with people who have Achodroplasia.
a.Hydrocephalus(liquid in head)
b.Spinal cord pressure
c. Bowed legs
d.ear infections and hearing loss problems
f.weight problems
g.Paralysis or leg pressure
3.Certain kind of treatments that people get.
a.leg lengthing
b.middle ear drainage tubes
c.growth hormone
4.Physical pain and problems with being short(things you cannot do)
IV. Social Problems
A. Being Ostracized
1.teasing calling(right names)
B.Treatment time
C. Assuming
D.Compare their lives to ours
A. Restate main points and thesis

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Ok so my research is going really good. My question has altered a little bit. I have picked a certian type of disease called Achodroplasia. My primary source is a movie and I still have to order it from netflix. I hope i get in time so I can use it for my research project. The rest of my research gives alot of backround information and scientific information.I have learned alot from my information such as: what is Achodroplasia, how is it caused, and how it is treated. I also have pictures that I can display on my project. I think I am pretty well off on research except I still need to get the mvie and find a book with research. After that I will be ready to start writing. Well that is it for now.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

I hope you guys like thise pictures. They are x-rays of people that have Achondroplasia.
"Radiology Museum." Achondroplasia 4-1521. London South Bank University. 01 Nov. 2005 .This is the citation from the x-ray website.


"Professionals and Researchers: Quick Reference and Fact Sheets." Achondroplasia. Aug 2000. March of Dimes. 01 Nov. 2005 .
This website gives alot os information. It also gives information on how Achondroplasia is pervented and treated. It also includes how achondroplasia affects development, what Achondroplasia is, what a person with Achondroplasia looks like, and what causes Achondroplasia.

Monday, October 31, 2005

primary research

I think I will do my primary research on the movie Big Enough by Jan Krawitz. It is about how it is being a little person and it has a little bit of scientific informaition on it. I am going to rent the movie on Netflix because it is the best. Ok hopefully this will help me alot. I hope I will get the movie soon. If anybody wants to join me watching it just give me a call.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Big Enough

Of the estimated 200 types of dwarfism, achondroplasia is by far the most common. Achondroplastic dwarfism is characterized by an average-sized trunk, short arms and legs, and a slightly enlarged head and prominent forehead. Most achondroplastic dwarfs are born to average-sized parents, and account for somewhere between one in 26,000 and one in 40,000 births. Adults, on average, are four feet tall. Young children, especially, should be examined for such potential problems as central apnea, obstructive apnea, and hydrocephalus.
Krawitz, Jan. "What is Dwarfism?." P.O.V. 23 May 2005. PBS. 26 Oct. 2005 .This article is an overview of Achondroplasia. This whole website is about Dwarfism and about how people deal with it and it has a trailer and everything so I am excited!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


I decided to do my research project specifically on little people. I do not want to be useing the wrong term for this and I do not mean to offend anybody. This site just gives a overveiw on little people. I think I might actually do my resaerch paper on a type of disease maybe Achondroplasia."Achondroplasia ." Wikipedia. Wikipedia. 25 Oct. 2005 .This is a more specific web site just on Achondroplasia. This is a good research web page because it gives alot of scientific facts and also includes a breif overview