Since many of our students with behavior challenges take meds, I though that this article, Spike in ADHD drug abuse reported – The Boston Globe, might be relevant.
Since the new school year is upon us, now is the time to be vigilant in teaching our students about the value and danger of the drugs that some of them are on. Though some teacher feels that the label of ADHD and prescription of drugs such as Ritalin are over prescribed, several studies have found that medication for ADHD students (when prescribed and used appropriately) are even more effective then behavioral interventions alone. For more information, search for research by Dr. Steve Forness. A phenomenal researchers and genuine person. He is definitely one of the patriarchs in our field of special education and psychology.
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