Standard procedure for kids that can't deal with school: referral to child psychiatry, neuropsychiatric assessment, neuropsychiatric diagnosis and medication.
Procedures almost never seen: (1) an attempt to understand the kid and adapt the environment to make things work, (2) holistic perspective involving the kid's entire world, not only school.
This is what #medicalisation looks like.
@drbjork 2 is so big, and gets forgotten a lot. So often the help if there focuses just on the classroom, but behavior in school and approaches are so often impacted by what is happening outside of school.
@eivind Precis. Det är innebörden av medikalisering: ett problem som egentligen inte är medicinskt behandlas ändå som ett medicinskt problem.
@drbjork We treat school like so many other things: as if it has always existed, in the same form, and is a natural part of life such that anyone who doesn't mesh with it is broken.
It's not a child's fault when they don't fit into the arbitrary strictures that others have created for them, without even knowing them.
@me I'm not against medication. I'm against the habitual thinking that when and individual doesn't function in certain circumstances, something is wrong with the individual.
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