Re: TECHWR-L ADD Therapy

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L ADD Therapy
From: peemo -at- hotmail -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 08:57:51 -0600

Jason wrote:
... My big problem with both ADD and ADHD is the use of the word DISORDER.
Neither one is a disease or defect.
> They are learning styles or (as a teacher I know calls them) intelectual
> operational models. I generally try not to use the standard acronyms for
> either issue (though this can make it hard to discuss them as that is what
> people generally know them as). Instead I have developed a new pair of
> terms for these "disorders". I use SCLS (Short Cycle Learning Style)
> instead of ADD, and SCPALS (Short Cycle Physically Active Learning Style)
> for ADHD. I feel that these are far more accurate discriptions of what is
> actually going on with people who have these learning styles.

Jason, I'm not sure I understand. How does your model--a different
learning style--account for what others here have described: errant
distracting thoughts that preclude concentration.

If people with ADD just have a different learning style, what style of
teaching would you recommend that would be successful to the student with
this kind of constant internal distraction? It seem likely only a circus
tent would actually be effective. :-)

I know some research focuses on hereditary links for ADD. I'm not a
doctor, but If that idea has any validity, it seems unlikely a learning
style would be inherited.



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