Sluggish Cognitive Tempo

In category Gifted & Aspergers, Other Diagnoses & Labels, Schools & Education

Here we go again – another possible diagnosis for the child who doesn’t respond as desired to their educational or test setting: Sluggish Cognitive Tempo. These psychs really have a way with words.

Read more on https://theconversation.com/is-sluggish-cognitive-tempo-a-valid-new-childhood-disorder-25646

Is it really any better than labelling someone “stupid and lazy”? At least stupid and lazy is clearly just an opinion that can be rejected and not a disability label for life – a disability that comes with a bonus nickname. Imagine the talk in the staffroom: The ODD kids, the Aspie’s and the Slug. Oh dear!

Read the article. And the comments – there as some really interesting bits in there.

I think I may have Sluggish Housework Tempo.

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