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The kid who puts tacks on classmates' chairs and turns his math tests into paper planes may have a problem, but chances are someone will act quickly to find out what it is. Maybe it's one of the attention disorders so commonly diagnosed these days; perhaps there's trouble at home. The point is that disruptive children don't go unnoticed. But what of the child in the same classroom who never acts up and whose reports are full of ticks in the right boxes? Though easy to teach compared to the troublemaker, some children like this might also be crying out for...

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