I don't know, how does your school handle the issue?
mikeytwoshoes wrote:Jesusshit, people. No one says schools should give accommodations to people with treatable disabilities. Why do we have the same ADD arguments on every fucking page? If you only want to talk about ADD, this thread serves no further purpose.
What if you have an untreatable condition like imbecility?
I assume the admissions process weeds out most of the imbeciles.
I'll admit that was a good one.
With that said, it seems like the direction we're going in is social engineering with some idealistic attempt to make everyone equal. If someone has an actual disability (but STILL has what it takes), I have no problem with helping them out. What pisses me off is that everyone seems to have a learning disability these days. If someone is not able to keep up with their peers, it's all of sudden 'he/she evidently has some sort of disability.'
It starts in grade school. Whenever some kid has zero self control (or is just plain apathetic or lazy) there is always some fat ass overzealous soccer mom medicating her moronic child and demanding that he/she get some kind of special treatment. We're always so quick to try and explain why someone is unable to succeed. As if everyone is capable of the same thing.
I guess what I'm driving at is that the fraud is what pisses people off most of all. I would wager that half of the people who get accommodated simply don't have the ability to do well, but have been told their entire life that they have a learning disability and are thus entitled to special treatment.
Dyslexia (and other actual disabilities that you can actually test for) are legit IMO. What's ridiculous is how psychiatrists are trying to diagnose every idiot who walks into their office with some sort of disorder. EVERYTHING seems to be a learning disability. I guarantee that if I went into a psychiatrists office and told him/her that I feel that I have a problem because I'm not doing well in school, that doctor would never think 'gee, this person is just an average/below average individual'. No, there would be a rush to diagnose me with some sort of disability.
Note - I'm not for a second suggesting that you or anyone else does not have a legitimate disability that necessitates accommodated testing. I'm just talking about the accommodated testing population in general.