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ERIC Number: EJ866695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
Peeling Back the Labels
Williams, Dana
Teaching Tolerance, n33 p16-17 Spr 2008
In this article, the author, who has a child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), shares her concerns about the stereotypes that too often surround the disorder. She suggests that because most biases and stereotypes are born of ignorance and misinformation, it is important that parents and educators do their part to educate themselves--and their children--about differences such as mental health conditions and the treatments that exist for them. She hopes that through increased awareness and honest discussion, others will learn to see all children--including her own--not as "labels" but as unique individuals with unlimited potential.
Southern Poverty Law Center. 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104. Tel: 334-956-8200; Fax: 334-956-8484; Web site: http://www.tolerance.org/teach/magazine/index.jsp
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A