Re: Misbehavior and ADD
Norman J. MacLeod (gaelwolf@SSNET.COM)
Thu, 23 Nov 1995 14:05:04 -0500
We have a few Scouts in both of the Groups I work with who have
varying levels and types of ADD or ADHD (the two are different...)
and there is one who has Tourette's Syndrome on top of his ADHD (you
can tell when his medication is wearing off without ANY problem...).
I have followed the discussion here with interest, and would like to
pose a suggestion to everyone here.
Why not fire up your WWW browser (or a friend's, if you don't have
Web acess in your system yet) and run a search through several of hte
search and directory services. Use ADD and ASHS as your keywords. I
guarantee you will find some VERY interesting materials that will
help you learn more about ADD and ADHD, as well as providing you with
links and addresses where you can get more informations.
I can assure you that the various associations that have been
developed to support ADD or ADHD affected people and their families
will be happy to help you learn more about these human variations and
how to help children who have them.
The specific URLs I use are on my systems at work, but it is not at
all difficult to find several through a directory service, such as
GNN or Yahoo - or through a search system, such as Lycos or Web
Since nearly every Leader reading this has one or more Scouts
affected by either ADD or ADHD - or both - we all owe it to ourselves
and to them to learn how to cope effectively with children whose
learning processes and attention spans are affected.
Try these Scouting Links in your WWW browser:
1st Canadian Embassy Scout Group, Washington, DC
BSA Troop 632, Dover, Delaware
Scouting in the Czech Republic
All are optimised for use with the Netscape Navigator.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City