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Scrap Of Paper

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | March 11, 2016

  Recently I found a scrap of paper on which I had written, “It’s always darkest just before they turn on the lights.” I don’t know where it came from but I thought it might have a deep philosophical meaning to share with parents. As I considered its message many memories were awakened involving several…

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Because He Has Tourette Syndrome

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | March 8, 2016

  I have known several parents who made excuses for their children, mistakenly thinking they were helping them. Several years ago a principal at a local junior high told me about a boy in his school who was struggling with self-esteem issues, but really wanted to be the student who made the morning announcements over the PA system. After…

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Living Life With Dignity

By Calvert F Cazier, PhD, MPH | March 4, 2016

  I met Andy when I moved to a new town for my first job after graduate school.  He struggled with many challenges. He had difficulty learning to speak, delays in his physical development and other learning problems. Doctors and other health professionals expected that Andy would likely do poorly in school and be limited…

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