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  • Manuel,
    I found your article very intresting to read. I am not a resident of the Bay Area but I felt as though you explained the problem so well that someone who doesn’t live there can sympathize with you.

    Gracie

  • Hi Sophie,
    I loved the time when wii came out, defiantly some of my greatest memories. I loved how you wrote your article in a way that the readers can follow your thought process. Very fun to read!

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    In today’s world we are very quick to judge and label someone as “special needs” just because their brains process information differently. Most times immedietly after diagnosis kids are placed on medication and

    Breaking the Stigma Around ADD/ADHD

    In today's world we are very quick to judge and label someone as “special needs” just because their brains process information differently. Most times immedietly after diagnosis kids are placed on medication and put in special needs classes. What...

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    • Dear Gracie:
      I understand and agree with your post “Breaking the Stigma Around ADD/ADHD
      ” because society is cruel to those that are in the slightest different then the “norm” and i understand they way you feel about the labels society gives.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ ADD/ADHD has been labeled as special needs or less intelligent when in all reality it has many benefits and to manage it takes a little more organization and at times medication.” I think this is true because i’ve seen it happen from places like the classroom to the internet and even in public.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you’ve written about an important topic.
      Yadira.

    • The article, “breaking the stigma around ADD/ADHD” Gracie the author talks about how society has labeled and sees people with ADHD/ADD as special-needs but the difference is the ADHD is most commonly controllable and even has some benefits to it. ADHD is the capacity to not be able to focus but there is hyper fixation. Where someone with ADHD is able to absorb large amounts of information about a subject with no problem, this can lead to a possible career in that field.
      As a person who has struggled a lot with The focusing aspect of learning, I have learned how society is cruel to those who are different in the classroom. Although I have never been diagnosed with this disorder but I can still comprehend the struggles of the way society has treated people with disorders. I understand how the labeling can get to someone and how frustrating it is for people to assume things about disorders because i myself struggle with them but the most important and best thing we can do is try to educate those who want to be educated and not waste our time on those who don’t, like i for one have learned things that i didn’t know before about people who have hyperactive disorder and will continue to, in hopes to make someone who goes through this life a little easier.

  • Dear Carter,
    I really loved your post about is music good or bad while you study. I agree with you I personally enjoy music while I study because it can block out background noise. I thought the way you presented the information was fantastic, here is an Article that supports both sides.

    Yours,
    Gracie

  • Hello Sebastian,
    I thought your adaptation of what the definition of the “American Identity” was interesting. I loved how you gave both the extremes of both sides as well as the moderation. I agree with you, I think the meaning of being an American citizen is different for everyone. For me personally I think being an american means fighting for…Read More

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