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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Health Include fhe Left-Hander In fhe List of Minorities Or. S. Aiulelman In tliis age of awareness of minorities religious, racial, filmic liow many of us ever consider the problems of one very small minority in this country: 'Hie Icft-liandcr? Ix-ss thun B.5 percent of male adults and four percent of fe- male adulis are left-handed. In our extremely right-handed world, left-handers especially children, must often suffer through the problems of desks for rig h t-handcrs, directions geared to people using the right hand and a certain amount of ridicule for being different. Luckily, we don't see as much ridicule for "being different" to- day as in years past, but left- handed children still need active assistance from their parents and teachers to come to grips with this right-handed world and their full potential. llaiidcdncss "Ifandedness" refers to a child's preference for one hand over the other in everyday ac- tivities such as writing, cutting, throwing and so forth. At about 18 months of age a child goes llirotifjlt period of bilatendity when lie shows preference; this is followed by a definite use of (lie dominant hand at about two years of age. However, many children don't establish domi- nant use of one hand for three I children. Lcft-handedness is to four more years. J found more often among twins .Estimates on the incidence of left-handedness vary widely be- than in the general population though in most cases only one who are right-handed. This ironic since their need for train-! cause of the number of persons! twin'sleft-handcd. who show no striking preference! Develop for cither hand. However, 6.5J Not only should a child be percent for men and four per-j allowed to develop his own natu- ccnt for women is a generallyiral handedness, he should also acceptable statistic. The in-jbe encouraged to do so. While cidenee is higher in children may he and gradually decreases asjpermitted to use the preferred adulthood is reached. Sex dif-ihand, they often don't receive ferencc is not so striking in'the same training as children The Cedar Kaplds Gazette: Thurs., Jan. 24, 1974 is greater than the right-; handed child since our society is geared to right-handedness. Parents and teachers of left- handed children must make a real attempt to take the child's handedness into consideration teaching and explaining things. Even something as rela- tively simple as teaching a child !to cut meat is difficult for the is left-handed child if his special perspective isn't considered. Feed DR. GRAVEN DENTIST rtACncE LIMITED TO DENTURE WORK 11 3 111 SE, fjtim Ropidi, U. Sam Cly YOU GET LOTS MORE AT MULEKOFP acres of everything for ihe Free Delivery When You Buy at Smulekoff's Now! Save at SMULEKOFF'S OPEN TONIGHT (Thurs.) tod P.M Famous FRSGIDAIRE 2-Door Frigid aire Refrigerator-Freezer WASHER f ort easy fhaf teHyoU exact drymg for tftgj No sflop Itht screen B Compact m Radarange Microwave OVEN Prices Start at 349 JET ACTION1 FOR NEW DEEP CLEANING! NOW! In Choice of COLORS! Automatic WASHERS! MYERS! .At a. Low Low PrieM Big Capacity MAYTAG WASHER Famous'Wosh- pbwer wasKIng action 1 U.nddrwq'lpr lint ftlto'riw.lth nnso Concf: dispenser 1 Swlrl-a-way draining .action. .rcmpvoi MAYTAG DRYER Porcelain and.drunVv. Fast' dry Ideal Perina-Rres.s, ywtsjtCiitCSs BEST KNOWN CHEST FREEZER 7 cu. ft. capacity holds 250 pound's of food. FREEZER TRADE-IN YOURvOLD-WASHlRr EASY TERMS Wrap around freezing colls, fits in apartment or home, Toko Monthi to 13.5 Cubic Feet AM AN A FREEZER food. :'.stored. on; fr ing surface. -v FREEZER.PLUS REFRIGERATOR and HOME FREEZERS Reg. 16 cu! ft. 2-door refriger- Famous Amana performance ator-freezer. ;Reg., NOW AT Pmana 18 cu. fK 2. db'ot Vgfrigerator. Famous Amana if, iperforrnqnce if l-cu.; ft. chest type deepfreeze by Amana. Holds 385 IBs. of Your Old Refrigerator [Defe? jqfty.nftiaeTit fabric. RegularVnd'Permartshtl fess-Wash''Cycles with agitate speecf-seiector. Wash' Ibs.l New Modern Automatic Available in Gold Copper Avocado or White PLUS famous Magic Gfie'f cookery fea- tures that make cooking a joy for any housewife. Mbdel> 1 as low as Apt. Slio With Trade
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