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.
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.