Essay on Sst1 Task 2

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Are children too hastily being diagnosed with ADD? Holly R. Lusby Western Governors University

SST TASK 2: ARE CHILDREN TOO HASTILY BEING DIAGNOSED WITH ADD? A1 Twenty years ago children being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder was not as common as it is today. Are children too hastily diagnosed with ADD? Most children diagnosed are being treated and even medicated. Children should not be medicated unless the symptoms cause a significant strain on their life or ability to learn. Significant adverse


side effects have been shown in children who are medicated for ADD, but the positive effects sometimes outway the side effects in true cases of ADD. Some
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of ADD are really just a result of lazy parenting. They are sometimes overwhelmed with an immature child and look for an easy solution. Teachers sometimes expect the children to sit


and listen instead of actually teaching and engaging the child. The symptoms the teacher may give the doctor are just symptoms of boredom from lazy "teaching". Children have different ways of responding to authority. A parent or teacher may have to change discipline habits or teaching styles to reach the child, but it doesn't mean the child has ADD. A3 The scientific method is hard to apply in the social science field because many people find it hard to be objective and neutral in their observations, but is still an effective method of gathering data (Perry & Perry, 2009). The scientific method involves five steps and must be carried out by a trained observer. The scientist will start with a question and in an attempt to understand the question will make observations. When enough information has been gathered through literature and observation, the scientist can then make a prediction about the question. To see if the answer is correct, the scientist must put it to the test through experimentation or survey and then gather more information to analyze and draw a conclusion. The information gathered may either prove or reject the conclusion. The scientist can then relay the results and begin the method again to reaffirm the results or retest, changing variables (Perry &

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