– The use of stimulant medications such as Ritalin has led to one of the more effective treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The drugs reduce the activity-level problems, thereby making the child more manageable at home and in the classroom. But there can be side effects, and the treatment is not appropriate for all children with ADHD. Do some research on this topic; here are some resources to get you started:
( https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adhd/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350895 )
( https://www.understood.org/articles/en/adhd-medication )
( https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/adhd/Pages/Determining-ADHD-Medication-Treatments.aspx )
( https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/adhd/Pages/Understanding-ADHD.aspx ) ( https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/treatment.html )
– For this assignment, put yourself in the roles of parent, teacher, and children. For each role, discuss the implications, both pro and con, of using stimulant medications to control childrens behavior. Your paper must be a minimum of 2 full pages (double-spaced), and must discuss the implications (pros/cons) from a parent’s perspective, a teacher’s perspective, and a child’s perspective. You must cite your sources within your paper using APA-formatted in-text citations, and include an APA-formatted reference page at the end.