0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
i don't think your parents have to have it
Oh I'm lost..
Um..I think I've got the idea on the Dylexia, but I"m lost about the Add and Adhd parts
Quote from: Simulated on 15/10/2007 22:58:23Um..I think I've got the idea on the Dylexia, but I"m lost about the Add and Adhd partsWhat I was meaning is that there are those who class ADHD and ADD as an illness, while others who claim it is merely part of the normal spectrum of behaviour, but modern society has changed to bring that behaviour into conflict with modern social norms - and thus regard the problem as societies inability to accommodate the behaviour rather than inherent in the underlying behaviour.
I see know I see.
I think there's a lot of truth in that. As our society has become more namby-pamby & controlled, behaviour that doesn't fit into stricter & stricter guidelines is regarded as aberrant. Disorders & Syndromes are popping up all over the place because everything has to have a name, a compartment into which it will fit so it can be statistised.Cynical as I am, I believe a lot of boundaries have been bent so that more people fall into the aberrant categories. That way researchers have something to research, even though it has been artificially created. And, of course, research can lead to status & fame in the academic world; "So-and-so was the first to diagnose blah blah" etc., even if blah blah doesn't really exist.It is very easy for researchers to stretch their results a little bit. They may not really mean to; but if you want something to be so, it's very easy to read something into the data that isn't actually there.A chap I know doesn't like riding upstairs on double-decker buses. The stairs make him nervous. I'm surprised he hasn't been diagnosed as having "Elevation Anxiety Syndrome" or some such.We need to go back to basics and accept the fact that behaviour is a spectrum. There are no hard and fast borders. "Normal" and "abnormal" are mutable societal constructs. Personally, I find it abnormal for free-thinking humans to so submissively accept the notions of abnormality expounded by so-called experts. OK, Johnny gets bored at school. He fidgets & loses concentration. Don't label Johnny with a disorder. Get some decent bloody teachers who know how to hold children's interest!
Children under two should not be allowed to watch any TV, experts say.Older children should watch no more than two hours a day, the researchers at the Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Centre in Seattle said.Each hour in front of the TV increased a child's chances of attention deficit disorder by 10%, their research in the Pediatrics journal showed.The study of 1,345 children showed three hours TV a day made children 30% more likely to have the disorder.Dr Dimitri Christakis at the children's hospital led the study. He said: "The newborn brain develops very rapidly during the first two to three years of life. It's really being wired." Children who were exposed to the unrealistic levels of stimulation at a young age continued to expect this in later life, leading to difficulty dealing with the slower pace of school and homework, he said."TV can cause the developing mind to experience unnatural levels of stimulation," he said.
Would Computer do the same thing as TV?
Quote from: Simulated on 18/10/2007 12:12:06Would Computer do the same thing as TV?No. Computers turn kids into mass-murdering psychopaths
As I said, I was merely reporting not necessarily promoting, the study.Personally, I do think that too much TV for young kids is a bad thing, but whether it promotes ADD or ADHD is another matter.Firstly, TV is often used by parents as a tranquilliser for kids, and tranquillising kids in that way, by whatever means, I believe to be counter-productive.
Secondly, I think the issue that was raised about computers is key, because it does highlight a key difference. A computer is something one interacts with, and so children can learn to develop interactive skills, whereas TV is a one way process where the child in no way develops any skills other than to sit and watch (they may receive information, but they do not learn in any way to control their environment).