Hey, a little rant here.
There is a new diagnosis being tossed around – “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo.” The New York Times just did an article about it. Here is a link – http://nyti.ms/1n7RWuc
Sluggish Cognitive Tempo has been lurking in the background of child development for a number of years. I hear about it, but it is not in the diagnostic manual (which is true for many types of learning or developmental challenges). Sluggish Cognitive Tempo is for those kids who seem a little slow and scattered about getting things done. Of course, they have to be so slow and scattered that it bothers their teachers or their parents to a point that someone thinks a diagnosis is warranted. It’s a version of attention deficit disorder without hyperactivity. Diagnoses of Attention Deficit Disorder are going up, up, up, so it is not unexpected that we can split some diagnostic hairs and come up with some more specific names.