- The tenacity and ability to work with others that a child develops playing team sports might be applied to conquering a learning disability.
- A child with Asperger’s Syndrome, who knows everything about trains, might develop better math skills if all the problems were posed in terms of adding and subtracting railroad cars.
- A young patient with Tourette’s Syndrome who excels as an actor might discover that the explosive verbal outbursts that sometimes characterize Tourette's Syndrome are entirely absent when speaking lines on the stage.
Our Clinical Approach
When we talk with parents about their children for the first time we ask: What is your child good at? What do you like about your child? What are your child’s strengths? These questions are not asked in an attempt to make a worried parent feel better. We hope to elicit information about the child’s strengths that will serve as the foundation for growth and development. For example: