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CNN Medical Experts Reveal Two Keys To Helping Children With ADHD In School

Posted Jul 20 2010 2:05pm

In a blog post today, CNN’s medical team discusses the recent results of a Consumer Reports Health Survey that suggests the two most important keys to successfully helping and supporting a child with ADHD .

These two keys:

  1. Medication
  2. Schools that are “in the know”

All in all, this is a very interesting read and perspective on the difficulties many children and parents face when trying to manage and overcome the challenges presented by ADHD.

The article is heavy on research findings and statistics, reporting that 84 percents of parents turn to medication at one point or another.  I don’t know about you, but that seems very high given the great controversy reported by so many parents who are against using medication.  But that’s just my thought, and reaction.

At the same time, I definitely agree that medications are an important part of comprehensive treatment, but only when necessary and fully explored (not just for the sake of medicating).

What I liked most was the balanced discussion of just how important it is to be working with schools who are flexible and prepared to support these children in their unique learning styles.  That’s a huge factor!  It’s an awful lot to put the pressure on these children, and I think it even goes so far to suggest that they are the ones who must adapt to the world…rather than teaching them the value of choice, flexibility, and most importantly, fit.

What do you think?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on the article after you get a chance to read it all.

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