|About the Book|
The Child Left Behind. Is this your child?! Most parents, and unfortunately most schools, have little idea of what the educational performance of individual children ought to be. Grades on their report cards rarely, if ever, provide insight into what educational achievement should be expected for individual children. The purpose of this book is to alert parents and teachers to specific symptoms of brain inefficiencies and help to identify and possibly develop strategies to reduce their impact upon individual so afflicted. Again parents, and unfortunately most schools, do not appear to understand and evaluate a childs abilities to achieve academically or behave emotionally and socially. An accepted standard of normal intelligence is a mean (average) intelligence quotient score of 100 with a range of 15 points, plus or minus 5 points, or roughly an IQ score range of 80 to 120. Most parents, and unfortunately many professionals, do not recognize the critical relationship between intellectual ability and academic achievement. Hopefully this book will alert parents to significant factors that affect not only their childrens academic achievement, but impact their emotional and social behavior as well. Psychiatric diagnoses such as autism, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, and conduct disorder, among a number or others, provide parents and teachers, or even the child so afflicted, with little insight into their behavior. It is the authors view that these diagnoses are primarily used to prescribe psychotropic medications (drugs), with a minimal regard to the potential hazards of their use.