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A 25-year-old female asked:

How do u teach a special needs child from right and wrong . some of the things he does is eat sticks and lick rocks.

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Dr. Joshua Murphy
Pediatric Cardiology 19 years experience
Persistence: Special needs kids are all unique individuals. What would for one may not work for another. Caring, persistence, and patience are always helpful. Unfortunately an alarmed reaction from us reinforces the bad, or inappropriate behavior. Kids realize quickly that doing certain things will get a reaction and we end up in a frustrating cycle... Calm, persistence, often helps... Good luck.

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Last updated Aug 5, 2015

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