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REGARDING ADHD, ADD & ODD


We used to have personality traits... now we have "symptoms".

 

The following articles and information are related to ADHD, ADD and ODD. If one is considering medication as a treatment for behavioral issues concerning your child one should know all the facts. The most important, yet confusing fact is that unlike almost all other mental disorders treated by pharmaceutical drugs there is "no known biological basis for ADHD". This has been confirmed by "the American Academy of Pediatrics (2000) report on ADHD, and the NIH Consensus Development Conference (1998), in addition to being directly reported to the United States Congress. The diagnosis of these disorders is based on "undesired behaviors" and not on physio-biological symptoms. Medication to "treat" behaviors, especially in children, should be a last resort after all else has been exhausted.

One of the areas that teachers and child psychologists study very heavily is behavior management. Entire areas of Education, Psychology, Pediatrics, Developmental Psychology, and Research are devoted solely to understanding the behavior of children and how to change it. There are hundreds of theories of Developmental Psychology and Behavior Management out there. As any teacher in a classroom can attest the most often used and important skill they learn is how to manage the behavior of the children they work with. When being responsible for up to 30 children, just getting them to line up in an orderly fashion can be a challenge. Teachers extensively study Classroom Management techniques to support their work.

Yet parents, who have the greatest need for such knowledge and techniques, rarely have access to them except through trial and error with their own children. Often times the simplest changes in a child's environment or how one relates to them can have amazing effects on their behavior. Even with children who do have clinically diagnosed biological challenges medication is rarely, if ever, recommended without behavioral and psychological supports. The decision to medicate a child is not an easy one, nor should it be.

Whether a child is an Indigo, a Crystal, is Intuitively gifted, has ADHD, all or none of these, is beside the point. The job of all caregivers is to support an individual child's needs. The most important step in that evolving process is understanding what those needs are. The only way a child has of teaching you what their individual needs are is through their behavior.

The best way to change your child's behavior is to change your behavior towards them. The best systems of education and parenting grow and adapt with the needs of the child, not the other way around.

 

Articles and Information

Behavioral Communication of Children

Rising Ritalin Use by Phyllis Gray

A Perspective on ADHD, ADD, and ODD

What Doctors Know, The Pharmacology of Ritalin

 

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