Tag Archives: Learning Disabilities

CCHR Renews Call for Ban on Restraint and Seclusion After New Report of School Districts Ignoring Reporting Requirements

The number of schoolchildren subjected to restraint or seclusion is unknown.  No federal law bans the practices, which are disproportionately used on disabled students and students of color and have resulted in children’s broken bones and death. Continue reading

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Give Me Your Attention Please

An often unsuspected cause of attention issues is … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity – The Latest Psychiatric Disability Trend

With so many different “mental disorders” and no real clues about curing them, psychiatrists needed a new all-encompassing word to describe them. They co-opted “neurodiversity” — diversity based on some neurological condition. Continue reading

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What Makes Special Education Special?

The Special School District in St. Louis County, Missouri has an annual budget over $400 Million for 7 schools, over 2600 teachers, and over 24,000 students. The July 2002 President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education revealed the source of … Continue reading

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State of Fear

State of Fear The following extended quote is from the author’s appendix to the novel State of Fear by Michael Crichton. Stay with us here, we’re sure you’ll get the importance of it quickly. “Imagine that there is a new … Continue reading

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ADHD and Fluoride

ADHD and Fluoride A recently published scientific study links various developmental disabilities with fluoride poisoning. [Lancet Neurol 2014;13:330-38; February 15, 2014; “Neurobehavioral effects of developmental toxicity”] Here are some salient quotes. “Neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and … Continue reading

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ADHD Drugs Don’t Boost Kids’ Grades

ADHD Drugs Don’t Boost Kids’ Grades Studies of Children With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Find Little Change New studies of children taking psychiatric drugs find that there is little evidence that the drugs actually improve academic outcomes. A growing body of research … Continue reading

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The Mental Health in Schools Act of 2011

Our U.S. Government at Work U.S. House of Representatives bill H.R. 751, the Mental Health in Schools Act of 2011, was sponsored in Congress 2/17/2011 by Rep. Grace Napolitano (California, D-38) and acquired 52 co-sponsors. The stated purpose of this … Continue reading

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Federal Funds for Learning Disorders

IDEA – The Source of Federal Funds for Learning Disorders Special Education under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) has become a gravy train for psychiatrists and psychologists diagnosing children with ADHD [Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder] or “learning disorders” … Continue reading

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Anesthesia and Learning Disabilities

Scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota have found a strong association between children undergoing surgery requiring general anesthesia before they are 2 years old and learning disabilities later in childhood. Over a third of the children who had … Continue reading

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