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Do teachers have the ability to diagnose you with ADD?
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RE: Do teachers have the ability to diagnose you with ADD?

(02-02-2014 11:45 AM)xcriteria Wrote:  
(02-02-2014 11:29 AM)addclevernamehere Wrote:  I do not believe in any attention disorders, I believe that not every single brain is the same.

Exactly, brains differ, and it's a good thing for humanity. Some differences do manifest as "disorders," which technically means someone is experiencing clinically significant impairment in their functioning. A disorder really shouldn't be diagnosed at all if it only manifests in school.

Personally, I've experienced attention problems in my life overall, and at times I've found meds to be useful, but I can focus well on things I'm interested in (which is typical of ADD), and I've found that by focusing on things that I'm motivated by, I do a lot better.

Meds are just one way to influence the brain, too... something people often forget.

(02-02-2014 11:29 AM)addclevernamehere Wrote:  I agree with the first article, which is stating that basically most teachers are so amazingly slow with coming up with a solution that they decide to go and attempt to ruin the child's life until he's a 'normal person'

This is, in part, because teachers aren't paid or trained primarily to deal with individual students one-on-one. That's how the mental health professions are set up... but people in those professions tend to think in terms of disorders, rather than learning and education like educators are supposed to.

I think the roles need to be totally redefined. I'm interested in doing one form of a redefined role, as a good number of others probably are, but how to get paid doing it is the question.

I think that teachers shouldn't be too quick to think that a child has serious problems just because they can't sit down or be quiet

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"teachers are so amazingly slow with coming up with a solution"

Please remember that we're also stuck within the parameters of the same system.

If you want to be a different fish, you've got to jump out of the school.


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(02-02-2014 12:00 PM)TheCancer Wrote:  "teachers are so amazingly slow with coming up with a solution"

Please remember that we're also stuck within the parameters of the same system.

I do understand that you are a teacher, and actually you seem like one that I would very much enjoy being a student of.

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"I think that teachers shouldn't be too quick to think that a child has serious problems just because they can't sit down or be quiet"

Exactly.

Although most teachers aren't really that concerned one way or the other if a student has a 'problem'.

The teacher is likely thinking about his or her own problem: If the classes are disorderly they'll get fired.

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(02-02-2014 12:04 PM)addclevernamehere Wrote:  
(02-02-2014 12:00 PM)TheCancer Wrote:  "teachers are so amazingly slow with coming up with a solution"

Please remember that we're also stuck within the parameters of the same system.

I do understand that you are a teacher, and actually you seem like one that I would very much enjoy being a student of.

Thank you.

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