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Write at least 300 words describing a recent time when you had to test a theory. This theory may be something you have tested at work, school, or even at home, such as using alternative ingredients in a recipe or a different method of discipline with your children. When thinking about a time I had to test a theory there are many that come to mind. One thing that comes to mind is when my middle cousin had a situation at school where she was being labeled with ADHD and the school demanded her to be put on medications. I wanted to make sure that if there was any issue then we could start at step one. I wanted to make sure that it was not something that was causing this or if it was something medically wrong. My theory was my cousin was bored and just acting out because she was not being challenged. Once I was given the information by the school to get my cousin on medication I used the information and looked online to find out if my cousin had any of the symptoms that the school had described. I used bing to find out the information I needed and was directed to WebMD. I found out that many of the symptoms the school had described were not any of the symptoms I had seen in my cousin myself. I also contacted several groups and asked many questions. One of the most helpful was being able to contact not only my cousin’s pediatrician but I was able to contact several other doctors with informal questions. I also kept a logs of my cousin behavior for a few weeks as well as have a few conversations with my cousin. It was almost like a process of elimination with changing diets, changing sleeping patterns and changing the home routine for a little bit. With the advice of her pediatricians I was also asked to do some of the things I had already done to see if that would make a difference. I Don’t think that I would do anything different then I have already done.
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