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  1. JCDaly

    JCDaly said, over 1 year ago

    Story checks out Doc, good call!

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This Doc is a whiz!

  3. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    Back in my day, they didn’t need all these ADHD whatever they call these supposed learning disabilities. The kid was just considered dumb.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    A kid who is bored with school. Wants to run around.

  5. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Yes, back in your day, children with autism and dyslexia were considered dumb too. There’s nothing supposed about those disorders, trust me, they’re very real.

  6. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    Real for the parents, who will grab at any excuse to excuse their underachievers.

  7. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 1 year ago

    @rpmurray

    Wow judgmental at all? Not every child that has a learning disability can overcome those issues. Some are able to like Will Smith (ADHD), Michale Phelps (ADHD), Sir Richard Branson (ADHD) and Einstein would be classified with Asperger’s Syndrome if tested today. I don’t think it’s right to immediately give a kid meds, sugar should be taken out of their diet first and they should be told to go run some steam off. There is no excuse for not achieving goals, but unless you are willing to sit down and teach these children yourself, don’t judge their parents.

  8. Slywlf

    Slywlf GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    While ADD, ADHD, dyslexia and autism are all real, the rate of diagnoses of the first two are far more the result of pharmaceutical company greed, school aid rules and laziness both by parents and teachers than real issues – just as stated in this strip. The scary part is how many kids are getting medicated – and sometimes over-medicated – who have been misdiagnosed for profit :-(
    http://www.howtolearn.com/2011/07/adhd-diagnosis-is-worth-money-to-schools

  9. Rotary12

    Rotary12 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Nice call, that’s what we called it when I was a kid in the sixties.

  10. poihths

    poihths said, over 1 year ago

    There are plenty of kids who aren’t like that. Lots more than those who are.

  11. gmforde

    gmforde said, over 1 year ago

    As to anybody who claims that the drug companies diagnose whatever, that is wrong. The doctor does the testing before making a diagnosis. In America, the meds for ADD/ADHD are “controlled” and heavily regulated. As to sugar and its effects, they are negligible on hyperactive people. It does not go away when you become an adult. Teachers in America are trained in how to identify a student who has a hyperactivity problem. Do some research before promoting WRONG information. I have ADHD and know what I’m talking about. This stuff is nothing to laugh at.

  12. Jansy

    Jansy said, over 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    Excellant reply!

  13. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 1 year ago

    I’ll put in a word for the reality of ADD, ADHD, and Asperger’s. I have descendants who have been diagnosed with all of the above. It’s been no picnic for those diagnosed with these disorders. Imagine a fifteen-year-old boy who must endure taunts and thrown missiles from other kids on his school bus because he is “different.”

  14. Dragon0131

    Dragon0131 said, over 1 year ago

    Not all teachers are qualified to determine if a kid has ADD or ADHD. From the time my son was 3 until he was in 4th grade, I had one teacher after another tell me he should be on something because THEY knew he was ADHD. Yeah, right. His pediatrician said he wasn’t and he didn’t fit any of the criteria on the questionaires. You know what he was? A boy who was the youngest kid in his class. He turned 5 and started kindergarten. His teachers expected him to be at the same level as the 6 year olds. He wasn’t so he would get frustrated. In 4th grade, when I gave his teacher the same speech after being informed he’s ADHD, she looked. She turned him around WITHOUT resorting to special treatment. For SOME children, ADD/ADHD exist. For others, more sleep, less sugar, more at home attention, understanding teachers and different ways to release their energy would actually “get rid” of the ADD/ADHD symptoms.

  15. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, over 1 year ago

    The “GAPS” diet helps for some autistic and ADHD kids — but you have to be consistent with it. It’s not just a matter of reducing sugar.

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