Acceptance, Empathy and Presuming Competence

— http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/aspergers-diary/201401/acceptance-empathy-and-presuming-competence
Image via Renato Ganoza: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rzganoza/

Image via Renato Ganoza: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rzganoza/

When a child has a diagnosis or difference, it’s easy to get caught up in treatments and therapies to the exclusion of everything else. But  the right attitude can have just as much impact. It shapes how you relate to the child, and how they relate to you. Most importantly, it shapes how they feel about themselves.

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