Yes the S issue was mentioned along with others. It did not seem to me like over the top coverage however.
It was my impression that they were most concerned about special needs children, and their social dev.
The link I used to read the entire article is at the bottom of the HSDLA page that the original poster links to.
I quess what they are implying is that HS students do not get the screening by "trained" professionals year in and year out the PS and Private schooled students do.
Some here are teachers or were, while others likely have little to no respect for teachers overall. I am sure there would be a variation of opinions about the qualifications of teachers to screen students for social development problems, that are not caught by parents.
Not going there alone, no not I.
Okay I feel braver now, I think that teachers likely vary in there qualifications greatly as do parents. On the otherhand I feel that it is not unreasonable for the medical community to consider it wise for the MD to try to have increased awareness and watch for things that are not being double monitored by both parents and teachers.
THe AAP in my opinion is sorta saying that HS kids do not have the extra eyes watching for certain issues in addition to the parents' eyes, and in these cases the MD should pick up the slack, and take a bit more time as part of a comprehensive health care.
I do not see this as a slap in the face of homeschoolers, but rather a clinical acknowledgement that certain percentages of parents regardless of schooling choices will fail to recognize or under estimate some problems that their kids have.
I also have in the back of my head the fact that many perpetrators and parents who have taken off with kids will claim that they are being homeschooled.
edited to add: http://www.hslda.org/docs/link.asp?U...k%3D%26date%3D