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Agree with more being labeled ADHD
Old 11-23-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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I have seen an increase with the number of students being reported to the school as having ADHD or the number of students now on medication for the same reasons. I agree with Grace when she said some doctors recommend meds before really finding out what is the cause. I know with my own son, we took many different steps before seeking a diagonsis or medication option. I truly believe there are some students that benefit from meds or are truly ADHD, but it should not be used as the scapegoat diagonsis for schools, parents, or doctors.

We have had a few parents request 504 plans for ADHD because they can't get their homework turned in or classwork done at school. In these few cases, it was all on the school and the parents didn't feel they could possibly be responsible to assist at home with these issues. We write very few 504 plans because most of the time, in our cases, they do not qualify even with doctors saying ADHD.
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