Posted by Drummond
on September 03, 2000 at 10:22:49:
My daughter preempted me by posting the abstract. Yes, television is a fixation device, cartoons are particularly harmful to an immature brain. Any device which captures and holds attention through one modality is a fixation device (mobiles suspended over cribs, ticking clocks) and should, in my opinion, be removed from the environment of a susceptible child. Indeed I would go so far as to say such devices should be withheld from the environment of any child until the age of ten or, better yet, post-puberty.
I have tentatively suggested a couple of method to halt the maldevelopment of the brain, an obvious method is to stop any attempt at self-stimulation (stimming). I have also suggested a very contraversial method whereby a child may emerge from the disorder, this method would require consultation with a child psychiatrist. I'm not at liberty to disclose them, doing so might cause me to be struck off a couple of associations I belong to. I'm still posting the article by snail mail to parents who have requested it and that in itself is a risk.
Is there a way for me to remove the abstract from the message board before copies of it are all over the net? Is it too late? Perhaps even irrelevant?
Greg and Grandma Peg, please accept my apologies on behalf of Chastity. She is an exceptionally nice young lady as a rule.