“Oh, he’ll just outgrow it”, they’d say or “She just needs more time”. People don’t outgrow autism, language processing disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or dyslexia.
In fact, the symptoms of these disabilities can and will significantly worsen in light of the increasing demands of the coming years.
ADHD has its own potential dangers because it can turn into oppositional and defiant behavior and criminal conduct.
When parents were resistant, I prepared a document listing my findings and support plan. At the end, I wrote a statement about them taking full responsibility for the outcome if my recommendations weren’t followed.
It was never signed. They always came to their senses.
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