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« on: June 25, 2005, 11:10:12 AM »
I have a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder who has ADD, and I my self have ADD, so I will give you my experience...
The Physician for my son recommended a psychologist. After 6 months of behavior modifications, diet changes, we realized we needed something more. We continued with the psychologist for the hour long visits, and went to a psychiatrist who after the initial consult only sees you for 15 minutes - you tell the psychiatrist how you have been feeling and what has been going on - you don't sit through a whole session with them. I have found the psychiatrist is more knowledgable about different meds, dosages and combinations. It's like anything else, if you have a heart problem, yes your general physician can probably handle it, but a specialist is just that specialized and would have more info on the speicifics.
As far as the confidentiality, I know that mental health, and for that matter any medical information is not to be diclosed, but mistakes can happen. You need to do what is best for you right now, and I guess hope for the best.
« on: June 09, 2005, 08:08:02 PM »
St Thomas is 12,350 per semester or $24,700 per year - where did you get your info? I found this in the current catalog
« on: June 07, 2005, 05:58:03 PM »
I think it depends on what you want - I am very interested in Elder Law and St THomas just started an Elder Law externship with one of the probate judges in Broward County. Is Nova that much cheaper than St Thomas? The part time program at Nova is at night - only Miami has a daytime part time program.
« on: June 05, 2005, 10:21:00 PM »
As far as the NOVA schools (elementary through HS)go - they are a lottery system - just because you live near the campus doesn't mean you get to go there. Check out browardschools.com for the local assigned school and the ratings.
« on: June 05, 2005, 10:17:33 PM »
FLorida Law - you are right - UF has a satellite campus there - Not FSU - oly Gators, not Seminoles to go with the cowboys in Davie
« on: June 03, 2005, 08:40:16 AM »
I was accepted at both schools and even though St Thomas is further than Nova from my home (I live one town over from Davie and could ride my bike there) I picked St Thomas.
I have been dealing with Nova for the past 10 years for various things - they have a private high school on campus and are big into early childhood education with a preschool and such, and just find it to be a very snotty school as far as the staff and faculty go. It is also a much larger school and very congested - you have FAU, FSU, Broward Community COllege, plus 1 high school, 2 elementary schools and 1 middle school all along the same road - traffic is a nightmare in the AM and parking is not great. It is a safe neighborhood however, but I think the rents there are very high. It is much more of a commuter school than anything. I have no idea if they have dorms or not. It is surrounded by either trailer parks, shopping malls or apartment complexes.
St Thomas is about a 1/2 hour further from where I live and yeah - the neighborhood it is in is pretty gross. I just like that it isn't as large a school, the faculty seemed very helpful. Would I walk around outside of campus at night> No way - but there really isn't a need to.
If you live in S FLorida - you need a car - I couldn't even imagine dealing with public transportation. If you need any other info let me know................
« on: May 29, 2005, 10:29:23 PM »
Take a look at the reconditioned Dells - the same warranty's are available, and they seem to be cheaper that if you customize. I have an Inspiron 8500 - it has a huge screen and is kind of heavy, but I am driving to school and am older than the average student, so the larger screen will be an advantage!! Also, Dell has a really good credit line available. This is my 3rd Dell - we have 2 desktops plus my laptop and I am happy with it
« on: May 19, 2005, 09:27:54 PM »
« on: May 19, 2005, 09:28:13 AM »
Go away Florida Law - you never have anything good to say........
I am excited about St Thomas - and I don't find it necessary to bash other schools.....
« on: May 18, 2005, 02:30:37 PM »
fliingdutchmen - hope you like lots of snow and corn - that's what you will see in Iowa the next 3 years.....
I love FLorida - after growing up in the northeast and living their until I was 24 I don't miss the cold or snow at all!