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Don't know quite what to make of this over here.....

(6 Posts)
StarlightMcKenzie Tue 06-Sep-11 16:13:14

I can't work out if it is all deliberate or indeed if this poster COULD actually be helpful and supportive in many ways.

lisad123 Tue 06-Sep-11 16:56:10

Sounds like a concerned parent to me smile
Have to smile at "labelling young" comments, I guess people don't get the concept of early interventions smile

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 06-Sep-11 16:57:27

I meant the poster at the end really.

But yes, there is a fair amount of ignorance on that thread but in all honest I probably would have said similar things in my pre-SN days.

MangoMonster Tue 06-Sep-11 17:06:45

I'm new to mn and have to say it seems to me that there always seems to be disagreements on most mn threads for the sake of diagreeing based on very vague facts/ information. Havent come across this on other forums, mainly people trying to be supportive. Maybe I'm looking at the wrong threads in the wrong areas.

MangoMonster Tue 06-Sep-11 17:07:58

Forgot to say SN is very civilised and helpful in comparison.

dolfrog Wed 07-Sep-11 21:01:09


This the beginning of the end for those who have use behaviorist theories and concepts to try to explain the vast array of conditions and disabilities which have been identified in recent years., many of which use the old conditions as new umbrella terms.
Neuroscience and Genetics are now identifying the underlying cognitive, motor, etc issues which can cause the old observed conditions such as dyslexia and ASD. Scientific research keeps on asking the questions, HOW and WHY, and developing new technologies to provide new explanations and new understanding of very complex issues. For example when I started to research APD to get help for my son back in 1998 / 1999 the leading USA researchers were talking about 4 may 5 subtypes of APD, these same researchers are now talking about 13 / 14 subtypes of APD, as their understanding of APD has improved. (I eventually understood the first 5 subtypes, but have yet to fully investigate the new subtypes, just to get APD recognised in the UK was hard enough lol).
So it easy for these less informed to, or those who do not need to be that well informed about these complexities of these issues, to hark back to the old easy to understand behaviorist explanations, which were the cutting edge of research back in the 1970s and early 1980s.

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