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TWO ESSENTIAL WORDS: Communicate AND Adapt

AT TIMES when nothing seems to be working at home or school, it is hard to see the butterfly among the weeds that seem to prevent your child and you from walking the garden path. Maybe you really like his teacher and feel she really cares for your child, but you do not understand why he is not cooperating in school. Maybe the therapist recommends programs that seem to work well for other children, but the same program is uninspiring to your child.

We want to do the right thing for our children. It seems important to try methods exactly as suggested, but we are disappointed when they do not help. A perfectly good approach for other children may need to be modified for your child.

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