COMMON DIAGNOSES

“Diagnosis /di·ag·no·sis/ (di″ag-no´sis) the determination of the nature of a case of a disease or the distinguishing of one disease from another.”
– Dorland’s Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. © 2007 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc.

Diagnoses describe a group of symptoms or behaviors. However,  since every individual is unique, they won’t fit perfectly in a box – and we should not attempt to make them fit.  As it says in the Talmud (Sanhedrin 37a), “The world was created (just) for me.”

Individuals grow and change; therefore, a diagnosis doesn’t define the ultimate potential of any given child. In fact, sometimes it might be too early to make a diagnosis.

“Who is rich? He/she who rejoices in his/her portion.”

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