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Playing With Words

majer Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 10:52 AM
The same thing happened with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I'm a retired teacher. When I started teaching in 1971, autism and ADD were unheard of. As far as late-speaking children are concerned, my husband was born in 1944. Back then, men would drive horse-drawn carts up and down the streets, yelling that they wanted old rags. When my husband was 4 and had not yet uttered a word, he went out to the porch when the "rag sheeny" was going by. His mother heard him say "old rags" and he hasn't shut up since. He also has a masters degree in math.
Dogstar Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 11:16 AM
I too questioned the increase in ADD and ADHD over the years I spent as a teacher. I taught in a small rural area and a large metropolitan area. In the larger city where there were more diagnosticians the rate was much higher. I questioned this and was told the techniques for diagnotics were more sophisticated. I also found students claiming the disability to excuse behavior. Follow the money.
TexasChris Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 1:18 PM
The ADD "epidemic" is a direct result of forcing rowdy boys to sit still for 8 hours a day. It's not how they're wired. They need to get out and run, play, fight, explore, and question to actually learn.
Would anyone work to support themselves or their families -- and then turn over a chunk of that hard-earned money to somebody else, just because of the words used by that somebody else?

A few people may be taken in by the words of con men, here and there, but the larger tragedy is that millions more are taken in by the words of politicians, the top-of-the-line con men.

How do politicians con people out of their money? One example can be found in a recent article titled "The Autism-Welfare Nexus" by Paul Sperry in "Investor's Business Daily."

Genuine autism is a truly tragic...