PERTH MONTESSORI

Methodist Ladies' College students Alicia Suann (8) and Romy Wheeler (12) with her dog Jacob on Cliff Way in Claremont. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d401620
Methodist Ladies' College students Alicia Suann (8) and Romy Wheeler (12) with her dog Jacob on Cliff Way in Claremont. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d401620

Dr Pears said no educator or parent would argue against early identification of children who have learning delays or difficulties.

‘But often the answer is not medication,’ he said.

‘It is about raising awareness of the over prescription of ADHD medications and exploring the reasons certain behaviours appear.’

Dr Pears said that if a child’s environment facilitated maximum independent learning, then many of these behaviours ceased.

For more details read Dr Pears’ art icle at www.perth montessori. wa.edu.au.