Our expert says:
Sorry to hear of this --- we all have bad days, and perhaps when, like Ne, you don't have the vocabulary to express yourself so well, it's inarticulate rage. It is of course a potential problem with such a child, that as she gets older, even if there are gains in her abilities and capabilities, she gets larger, heavier and stronger, and thus more difficult to control when she doesn't want to be controlled.
and as for the shrink, well, in some of these situations, NOBODY alive has a good answer for how to handle the situation, so it was probably a fair answer, as you have more experience of dealig with this sort of problem than most other people in the country !
By the way, CP Mom, while I remember it, amongst my mail, I found a leaflet for a place in Pretoria which may or not be helpful to you at some time, called Tiqwa, PO BOx 12769 Queenswood 0121, 012-430-2630, corporate.services@ pixie.co.za --- a "private school for intensive individual therapautic tuition for children with learning disabilities. "
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