Tag Archives: Special Education

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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Migrant Children, a New Psychiatric Patient Pool?

Migrant Children, a New Psychiatric Patient Pool? While we hesitate to comment on the controversy surrounding the federal government’s amnesty program for illegal immigrants, we do see a potential effect of interest to the concerns of CCHR and those who … 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 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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