I personally don't like the idea of putting children on drugs! I would rather place them on a healthy diet, limit their intake of junk foods, and supplement with vitamins and minerals. One hundred fifty years ago there was no such thing as ADHD and Dislexia, because most people ate food straight off the farms and it was wholesome and healthy. The people in the cities didn't have it as good because they had to eat more processed, prepared foods. But, as a general rule, our ancestors ate better than we do today. Another thing they had was plenty of good, rich soil to grow crops in. Over the decades, our land has become depleted and pollution has increased. Certain things are lacking in our food supplies today so we need to make a more concerted effort to put those things back in our diets, especially in our children.
Sometimes, just eliminating sugar, soda pop, and refined foods from a child's diet entirely changes his/her mental capabilities and learning abilities to the point that he/she is no longer considered ADHD or "learning disabled." Just look at Hammy, the squirrel, on the movie "Over the Hedge!" They didn't give him soda pop because it made him hyper. Can we not see a type here in our own children?
Putting our children on prescription drug to help thim in school should be our last resort, when all other methods have failed. Even then, we should still be trying to build, repair, and sustain their bodies with good wholesome things!