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(p. 227) Coping With a Diagnosis 

(p. 227) Coping With a Diagnosis
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(p. 227) Coping With a Diagnosis
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Emily Papazoglou

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10.1093/med-psych/9780190081300.003.0006
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date: 08 July 2020

Having confirmation that your child is developing differently is devastating, but you must hold on to hope. Children often surprise us with their resiliency and also with their ability to achieve things we never thought possible. Research consistently shows that the earlier any developmental issues are identified, the more time you have to address them. So, allow yourself a little time to grieve and then start taking action to help your child. When your child has a developmental disorder, skill-building will often happen more slowly so you need to be patient with your child and also with yourself as you implement strategies to help with development.

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