Debbie Harbeson ponders some questions about labeling children in her post, Homeschooling as a Method of Child-Proofing, on her Freedom and Fun blog:
“I’ve recently discovered Peter Gray’s Freedom to Learn Blog and I enjoy reading his perspective on learning. His most recent post, ADHD and School: The Problem of Assessing Normalcy in an Abnormal Environment makes the case that problems resulting in ADHD diagnoses may have more to do with the schools than any actual “problem” with the children diagnosed.
“This topic is interesting to me because I’ve encountered it in different situations (on a purely anecdotal basis of course).
“As a homeschooling parent, I met many families over the years whose children were having great difficulty in the school environment and were told their child had ADHD. Yet when they removed their child from school, those problems either went completely away or were lessened so tremendously, there was no need for any medical intervention.”
Read the rest of Debbie’s good post at the link above.