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Children & Treatment for ADD/ADHD

  1. May 31, 2003 #1
    In Neurotherapy individuals are trained through the use of computerized biofeedback equipment to change their brainwave activity.

    Do you feel it is less intrusive to use this therapy on children rather than the drugs they now administer ? It is scary these days that a school teacher can create a situation, involving your child, where mandatory drug inducement is acceptable to control the child and make their job easier.
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  3. Jun 1, 2003 #2
    That's a good idea, Orchid.

    I think parents might serve as a good biofeedback machine. They are in a position to reward, pay attention and be there in general throughout an infant/toddler/gradeschool kid's life...

    The day that we "adults" leave it to a machine to respond/reinforce/relax/rediaper/re and re children is the day that there will be no more children and, probably no more anyone-at-all.

    I have yet to get you some data on biofeedback... sorry... coming soon to a thread near you!@
  4. Jun 1, 2003 #3


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    I've heard positive comments on the use of biofeedback for add and adhd kids in our own school district, a friend of mine works with the senior class as an adjustment counselor, personally I've had no experience with it as I had pulled my own adhd child out (and discontinued medicating him) of the public school system years ago.
    I have to point out that "drug inducement" is not mandatory in public schools, it's always by parental choice. I also don't believe it's fair to state that the school teacher created the situation. It would be difficult for me to invision any classroom that could really encompass all of the neccesary adjustments for so many possible learning styles that exist in children not exclusive to only add and adhd children, this is of course why public school as it exists today will continue to fail many children.
  5. Jun 1, 2003 #4
    Thank you, kat, for your responding.

    I stated a school teacher "can" create......

    A teacher can pull a child into the vortex of being critically examined by school officials, thus, causing the parent to seek either medical of psychological evaluation of the child to prove one way or the other the need or not of medication of "said" teacher diangosed condition of ADD/ADHD.

    It is up to the parent to prove differently if the finger is pointed at their child, is it not ???
  6. Jun 4, 2003 #5
    My apology, Kat, if I sounded defensive or offensive as I am a bit conditioned having come from a board where people are under constant attack.

    It is interesting that you pulled your child from school if the condition was not irritated by the teacher's input and I hope all has worked well for you and they.

    I have had a recent incidence with a teacher diagnosing this disorder for my brother's young son which caused expenses incurred on his part to have psychological evaluation done to prevent the School Board from taking action against him. The results of the evaluation proved he was not suffering from the problem of ADD but the classroom problems being experienced were based on the teacher's personality conflict with the child.

    The increase in the incidence of attention deficit disorders is both dramatic and alarming. Although the problem is complex, the answer can be simple.

    It is estimated that about seventy per cent of the time the cause of the attention or hyperactive problem is the overgrowth of the naturally occurring Candida yeast in the child, with the upset biochemistry this brings.

    Many natural health oriented doctors believe that potential causes for the modern epidemic of Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD) and hyperactivity are:

    Food additives
    Refined sugar
    Poor nutrition
    Natural light deficiency
    Food allergies
    Heavy metal toxicity (such as lead, mercury, or cadmium)
    Poor teaching methods combined with lack of discipline

    ADD interferes with the child's home, school and social life. Unable to screen out stimuli, the child is easily distracted. This usually intelligent child receives a label of being "learning-disabled" and finds the nervous system cannot be slowed down to focus long enough to complete an assigned task. Other symptoms may be head knocking, self-destructiveness, temper tantrums, clumsiness and sleep disturbances. ADD may exist with or without the hyperactivity aspect.

    There are simple and alternative remedies besides the popular drug induced control. For Instance:

    Dr. John Ott, the pioneer in light-deficiency disorders, proved an association of natural light deficiency with ADD in the school system in Sarasota, Florida many years ago. You can read about it in Dr. William Campbell Douglass' book, Into the Light. (A)

    Dr. Douglass suggests that if your child or grandchild has been diagnosed with ADD, all the light bulbs in your home should be replaced with full spectrum lights (everyone should do this anyway). (8) You might also attempt to get the schools in your area to install full-spectrum lights.

    The vast majority of medical doctors consider Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) to be of unknown causes. Yet it's a known fact that the elimination of food additives and refined sugar produces dramatic improvements. An anti-fungal corrective diet can be administered. Why haven't you been told this well-known fact?

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