NYC Behavior Therapist Working with Special Needs Children
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Raising the Ritalin Generation
As a behavior therapist I have worked with many children who have ADHD and some of whom are on medication. What is challenging for my job is when the family doesn't tell us about the medications their child is taking. Sometimes this could affect the data we take and how we are intervening with a behavior plan.
Just as Will's mother says in this article, it is important to do your research and take your child to the doctor for a proper assessment. Many people ask me if I feel that in today's world we are over-diagnosing to get "the pills." After reading this article, lets see what you think:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/opinion/sunday/raising-the-ritalin-generation.html?pagewanted=2&ref=education