Myth: Compensating for ADD (e.g. giving extra time on tests in school) is unfair to other people. Reality: Legally, a student with ADD is covered by both US Public Law 94-1942 (Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under these laws, schools are […]
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Myths and Realities About A.D.D.
- Myth: There is no such thing as A.D.D.
- Myth: Poor diet and/or environmental conditions are responsible for ADD.
- Myth: People with ADD are always “hyper.”
- Myth: People with ADD tend to be unintelligent
- Myth: Non-medical approaches are effective in treating ADD.
- Myth: Medication for ADD can lead to drug abuse and addiction.
- Myth: Compensating for ADD is unfair to other people.
- Myth: ADD occurs much more in boys than in girls.
- Myth: ADD is being over diagnosed.
- Myth: ADD goes away with age usually around puberty.
- Myth: ADD can be determined by psychological and/or physiological testing.