December 6, 2004 - 5:19AM A federal government inquiry has found that children's clinics in hospitals across the country are being swamped with patients whose only problem is their inability to read. The head of the government's inquiry into reading, Ken Rowe, said hospital psychology clinics were straining to cope with children seeking medical attention for problems caused by their failure to learn at school.
[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD: so much for the success of medicalizing "specific reading disability"/ "dyslexia." There is no doubt they know "whole language" "whole word" used in the public schools to prevent literacy, is intentionally creating "dyslexia" with all of the psychiatric "co-morbidity" sure to follow. ]
"Hospitals are complaining that their clinics are being filled with kids who are being referred for things like (ADHD)," he told the Sydney Morning Herald. "But once the paediatricians sort out the children's literacy problems the behaviour problems disappear."
[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD: of course, but then their would be no dyslexia progressing to adhd, cd, odd, ocd, bipolar...to drug. Here in the US when it progresses to out of control adhd, cd, odd they are sent to juvenile hall, reformatories, and do not get out without psych dx. and treatment. ]
What was essentially an education issue had become a health issue, he said.
[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD: As intended by the psych-pharm blueprint]
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