Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Every child is special #edchat

Every child is special.
Here sharing this powerful video to you, see our wonderful kids who we need to empower with more than just the words that they are labeled with. " 20 Million Kids & Adolescents are labeled with "mental disorders" that are based solely on a checklist of behaviors. There are no brain scans, x-rays, genetic or blood tests that can prove they are "mentally ill", yet these children are stigmatized for life with psychiatric disorders, and prescribed dangerous,life-threatening psychiatric drugs."
Just got home from Psychopathology session of the Summer Institute, discussions we had reminded me of my masteral classes in Psychology...empowering!!
BTW, I got this vid from our presenter at the Summer Institute. I believe the diagnosis is important but it has to be from a battery of evaluations and assessments from professionals in the field, not just from a single checklist, so we can determine the interventions and supports needed to help our wonderful kids maximize their potentials and become successful & productive citizens of our country :)

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