chapter  6
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Spotting the signs of overlapping conditions and taking appropriate action

Self-esteem in these children is often quite low as a result of on-going pain, the constant struggle to concentrate and specific difficulties in learning. Consequently, those living and working with them need to plan ways to develop self-esteem. For those children who find spoken communication problematic, useful comments might be something like:

office' caused one of my students great consternation!) 111111 Confuses grammar, e.g. 'Where book?' These children will find the everyday learning, playing and social development in a classroom problematic. Teachers and their assistants should ensure that needs are understood and that appropriate intervention is put in place as soon as they are identified.