Final examinations will soon be taking place on college campuses across the United States, and on these campuses many students will resort to taking amphetamines in an effort to achieve the grades they desire. Whether they be blue, pink, or orange, there are few things in higher demand at universities during finals than these pills. Adderall, nicknamed Addy, is probably the most prominent, and is heavily relied on by students that want to speed through their remaining assignments. Despite being considered a “live-saver” by members of the college demographic, claims that it is the most abused prescription drug in America still exist. (cite)
In, The Iris Center for Faculty Enhancement, level C, case 1, there are two students, Zach and Patrick, who continue to disrupt the class because of their behavior towards each other. They are completely opposite. Zach is the relatively quiet student and Patrick is the louder of the two. Patrick teases Zach and Zach responds in an inappropriate manner. Their teacher is starting to get frustrated with the behavior between the two boys. Therefore, using some of the ideas from the STAR (Strategies And Resources) Sheet, the teacher will be able to encourage appropriate behavior and the teacher will keep her sanity.
David Sanders is 16 year old high school student who is currently in the 9th grade. Due to his inability to complete assignments and truancy, David has been retained in the 9th grade for two consecutive school years. David has not displayed any efforts to progress to the next grade. He consistently defies teachers and administrative staff during the school day often causing disturbances. His behaviors have led him to in school and home suspensions. On several occasion, David has attended alternative school for his repeated insubordination and disrespect. Overall, after attending the alternative school there were no changes; he remained to have a lack of respect for authoritative figures and peers. To assist with is disruptive
Clients who developed attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often associated with other disorders which is called comorbidities of adhd (American Psychiatric Association 2013). Junior is a 14 year old boy from the Mexican culture. He lived with both parents Diego and Francisca. Both parents are professionals and want their child to be successful academically. Junior has been having some challenges paying attention in school, it became even more severe in middle school. Junior was referred by the school counselor and was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Junior doctor prescribed dextroamphetamine to help him to stay focused which improved his grades for
Typically, cognitive enhancement drugs like Adderall and Ritalin are only available through prescription for those students who have been diagnosed with ADHD, the other percentage of students who who don 't have ADHD purchase these drugs from those students at street prices. There are several reasons with students buying prescription-only drugs that were not prescribed for them buy a doctor. One problem is that they are considered "controlled substances" which are illegal to use without a prescription, meaning
“It's that it hurts” by Tomas Rivera is a touching personal narrative that focuses on the harsh reality of growing up mexican in America. The narrator gives you bits and pieces of what happened that day at school and allows you as the reader to braid together different strands of his narrative and interpret it the way you see it. He talks about being unfairly bullied by two white boys for being mexican and sent home by the principal who makes it clear that he couldn’t care less about expelling Tomas from school, stating over the phone, “I guess I’ll just throw him out”(140). On the way home Tomas was contemplating whether or not he got expelled from school and thinking of the consequences that would soon follow if he was. It hurt him that people were so racially discriminatory against him and that he couldn’t do anything to stop it.
Loyola University psychologist James Garbarino once said, “Most of these killers are best understood as untreated, traumatized children who inhabit and control the minds, hearts, and bodies of adult men.” This quote relates to Truman Capote’s most complex character, Perry Smith, in the novel, In Cold Blood, as he did not have a very great childhood. As a child, he has witnessed constant violence and he was neglected multiple times. When Perry was young, he witnessed his father brutally abuse his mother which ultimately led to his parent’s divorce. Also, throughout his childhood, Perry ended up in a series of orphanages and Salvation Army homes because of his mother’s drinking problem. He was only able to pass third grade as a child because he and his father moved around so much, but as an adult he has a lot of interest in education. By this time, the psychological damage has been
The film Graduating Peter, showed the journey of a boy growing up and experiencing school. Peter is special compared to the average student. When Peter was born, he was diagnosed with down syndrome. His parents wanted Peter to live a normal life just like his other siblings. They wanted him to be in mainstream classes, get a job, and focus on his future. In the film, the audience sees the extents the family goes through to try to make their child as “normal” as they could.
Dominic was observed during the morning in his third grade class. At the start of the observation, a selected group of students, including Dominic, were instructed to sit on a rug for an activity. Dominic sat on the rug for a couple of seconds before he got up and went to his desk to look for an item. Dominic could not find the item at his desk, so he headed to a shelf and grabbed a paper. He then headed back to the rug and took a seat. During the activity, Dominic appeared to listen to the teaching assistant as she reviewed letter sounds. Furthermore, Dominic had his fingers in his mouth, biting his nails during the activity. After the activity, Dominic headed back to his desk as instructed by the teaching assistant. The class was instructed to start a “spelling sort” activity. During the activity, he cut out and glued printed words from a worksheet onto his notebook. Occasionally, Dominic talked with a peer seated next to him. Once Dominic finished the activity, he placed his notebook into his desk. He briefly looked around the room before his general education teacher, Mrs. Hippchen, asked “OK Dominic, what do we do now?” He then pulled out a book from his desk and began reading.
The CDC website introduces ADHD as a neurobehavioral or deficit disorder that affects children’s in all ages and sometimes it can have incurred into adulthood. ADHD has no cure, but there is help and treatment out there to control it. ADHD also has three different types. Predominately inattentive presentation, Hyperactive impulse presentation and combined presentation. Some of the causes for this condition can be brain injury or causes within the early stage of life. To diagnose it a several step process needs to be followed. Even though the condition has no cure, treatment is available. CDC site is informing about ADHD, which is a condition often diagnosing among children. The CDC effectively disputes that parents need to learn more in regards
The CP addressed with Mrs. Navarro about the CP conversation with Dr. Freddie Marton with regards to Tyler’s medication regimen. The CP asked Mrs. Navarro if she is providing Tyler’s with his medication and her response was that she needs to do a refill and then she says, “Oh, I cannot find them since we are packing.” However, Tyler intervenes and stated that he knows where the medication is and based on Mrs. Navarro reaction, she appeared stunned. Tyler left the living room and returned with the bottle at which appears to be full. The CP glazed at Mrs. Navarro reaction and she immediately stated that she will start giving him his medication and will also considered the school nurse providing Tyler with his medication at the school. The CP discussed with Mrs. Navarro about medical neglect and encourages her to comply with her son’s medication because it
John Wayne Gacy is a serial killer who killed 33 people in total. He was born on May 17th 1942 in Chicago where he was physically and verbally abused by his father. Since this age he showed unusual behaviours and avoiding society, but then was determined that he has a psychological disorder.
Imagine this: You and your classmates are asked to lift ‘x’ amount of weight, ‘x’ amount of times, or for ‘x’ period of time. During these lifts, you will be analyzed and assessed based off performance. The assessment will begin during or after instructions are given and will continue throughout the semester. Steady build of progress is expected and select milestones must be obtained in order to perform well in the class. After the instructions are given, you and your classmates are to begin performing the required criteria. Mutually, each student performed their lift with synonymous organization; approaching the weight, commencing lift, performing the lift, finishing the lift, releasing the weight and stepping away. All of the students were
Many children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and the amount of those children being prescribed a medication for their disorder has grown largely in the last couple of years. This caused concern to arise in doctors; some of them went as far to say that most children diagnosed and treated for ADHD are really just immature and undisciplined (Koplewicz). Even if this is untrue, they say that the children would do better if treated with alternative options. Children diagnosed with ADHD are in serious distress, but not because of bad teaching or parenting. It is because their brains work differently than others, and they need to be treated properly. Doctors should continue to treat ADHD with medications such as amphetamines and methylphenidate. One reason for this is that stimulants and medications are more successful in controlling the symptoms of ADHD than any alternative methods; also, no serious side effects have been reported by someone using these medications. Lastly, misdiagnosis will likely not occur in the care of a well trained pediatrician.
We are surrounded by stimuli which provides us with information that is crucial to us on a daily basis. This information comes in a variety of ways; either visually through written words, pictures and other media, or presented through spoken word. Unfortunately, sometimes a person is not capable of appropriately interpreting and organizing the information he captures through the senses. Some people are not able to analyze and use this information appropriately to interact and respond adequately to multiple stimuli in the environment. Sometimes a person is labeled clumsy because cannot interpret and integrate the visual clues to guide his movements, for example, he bumps into or knocks over objects he does not recognize were there or put his or hand on a hot burner, instead he might have thought he put his hand on the counter. Situations like this are not only one of the biggest safety hazzards for this type of person but they can also affect all areas of a person's life. One of these areas is learning where many times people early in life are labeled as suffering from ADD, being lazy, or just students who indulge in disruptive behavior to call their classmates' attention. Sometimes the cause is totally different and beyond the student's control.One of the causes can