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pre-service28

It is a slippery slope in my opinion when trying to identify behavioral issues in students. I do however think that most teachers may become caught up in looking for these markers. For example terms like Attention Deficit Disorder are thrown about in common conversation. Referrals are out the door and it seems like such a quick process. I think as teachers we have to mindful of each action and make the best decision for the student. Severe issues will be significantly noticeable in my humble opinion. Is anyone familiar with how this issues are diagnosed?

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pre-service28

I recently worked at a special needs school as a substitute and had the pleasure of grilling the counseling aid who worked in the classroom. I was asking specifically about the diagnoses of the children and her general opinion of the matter. She told me in her opinion that the children’s behavioral issues seem to come in waves. In addition she expressed her concerns with how most children were on similar “new medications”. We discussed how the side effects alone such as weight gain and acne cause more harm than good when considering the child’s self-esteem.

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pre-service28

For those of you that are teachers in the field, how do you view the use of medications to curb behavior? Do you think that it is necessary to be able to maintain classroom management? Of course I understand the sever cases, but I often wonder if more damage than good is accomplished.

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