The Daily Mail recently ran a story about how ADHD is over diagnosed. This may be true, but the comments posted are even more alarming and show a great intolerance for differences in our society.
Here's my take on the whole ADHD. Sure this is a myth! And, let's not forget the big scam that eye doctors have been running for years. If a child can't see according to "standard charts" we stick metal or plastic and glass over his eyes. Sometimes, even IN the eyes! Why aren't we working with these kids to help them identify the shapes they are seeing? Why are we so quick to force our students to see what we want them to see? Can't teachers learn to write on the boards so that everyone can learn? Wouldn't it be easier and more cost effective if parents didn't have to spend so much on eyeglasses every year? Now an often less diagnosed, but no less scandalous con is the hearing aid. Don't even get me started on that pseudo-science. See any connections?