Re: DSM: developmentaldisabilities"
Fri, 20 Oct 2000 20:08:32 -0700

ADHD: A Path to Success by Lawrence Weathers, Ph.D. - he often gets
good results by having the child watch red LEDs flash to the left and right
at once a second. He gets better results when the parents come for
counseling &/or treatment as well.

Ponderosa Press, Spokane, WA


Quoting Maddie Kertay <>:

> > I think the revelation that a learning disability is
> >caused by the environment was meant to apply to pseudo-disorders
> ADD.
> >Although I have NO want to cause a flame war I take issue with
> >*pseudo-disorders like ADD*. ADD is a real thing, it is WAY over used
> in
> >our culture to try to pigeon hole children and give reason to medicate
> the
> >otherwise normal but boisterous child but in it's TRUE form it a very
> real
> >thing.
> > When on a daily basis your head will not calm down long enough for
> you
> > to do one thing and do it well even when you are personally motivated
> to
> > do such or when it interferes with what YOU (being the inner you) want
> to
> > accomplish it is then a problem and indeed there is help to be had.
> This
> > help can mean medication but it can also mean learning to meditate
> a
> > clear focus, and perhaps therapy if one gets benefit from it. In my
> mind
> > just because we are talking of free education does not mean that we
> > should not *see* things that might help our children experience this
> > atmosphere in a fuller way.
> ((sorry the above looks like a quote..but I cannot get the stupid quote
> bars to go away))
> Maddie, ADD homeschooling mom
> Married to a shrink who treats children but is ultra conservative when
> it
> comes to meds.

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