Lawrence – How can we counteract all the misinformation about “ADHD treatment benefits”? I’ll tell you how I did it ….working in an elementary school full of first generation immigrant children, I knew that the parents were not informed and that many children within the school system had been given the ADHD label and medicated, based on the giving of the Connors scale. As a speech and language pathologist, I was able to put my foot down and say that I would not participate in discussing a particular child to possibly be “referred” for a Connors until at least three in-school “interventions” had been tried first. These interventions included such remedies as transferring the child to another classroom, where the teacher had not reached her wit’s end or had a different teaching style, making more room around the child’s desk, giving the child (always a boy) fidgets, frequent breaks, jobs that involved physical movement. The principal of the school backed me up, and – lo and behold – referrals for the Connors Scale dried up. This sort of information and strategy could be given to parents, teachers, and whoever, as an alternative to the factory farm system in place now.