J/C Porter (jcporter@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Sun, 22 Jun 1997 23:47:43 -0500
Jeff & Katie Davis wrote:
That leader sits next to
> me during check-in and makes a list of which scouts have medication for
> him to collect. Then, the boys are told that it is their resposibility
> to go to that leader to get their medication at the proper times. The
> leader also knows but the point it to have them show a little
> responsibility for themselves.
As the mom of two ADHD boys, I must point this out. The ADHD scouts may
be very responsible. However, ADHD usually causes problems with
short-term memory. In other words, if they could _remember_ to take the
medication, they might not need it in the first place.
If you are a leader who is dispensing medication or a camp doctor or
nurse, please keep that in mind. Your ADHD scout will probably need a
little help in the remembering department. That DOES NOT mean that he
is being irresponsible. A little understanding from you and the medical
staff could make a much more pleasant camp for everyone.
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Webelos Den Leader, Pack 1087
Advancement Chair, Troop 424
Sam Houston Area Council - Katy, Texas
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