Thursday, October 13, 2011

Racism and Sexism in Diagnosing A.D.H.D.

Opinion piece from The New York Times by Donna Ford, a professor of special education at Vanderbilt University.

More than any other group, black males are identified (and misidentified) as having A.D.H.D. Frankly, black males in special education are as common as apple pie and ice cream. Professionals, lay people and parents have become very comfortable and complacent with concluding that children who are vervistic -- physically demonstrative, tactile and kinesthetic -- and easily distracted require a label, medication and speci

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