The Controversy of Medication

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The Controversy of Medication Many parents are told everyday that there child has been diagnosed with having Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities (EBD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). One of the most widely debated topics on the subject of EBD and ADHD involves parents, teacher, school administrators, educational psychologists, and physicians this is regarding whether or not children with these learning disabilities should be prescribed medication or if these people even have a right to force the child to take these medications. The general consensus is that the only person who should have any say in the prescription of medication is the parents and the child’s physician. A teacher’s job is to provide a student with the best education possible regardless of the student’s physical and mental limitations. Yet there still remains a very prevalent question relating to children with learning disabilities. Many parents are still asking if medication is the answer to their child’s
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