SALEM Digest, Spring/Summer, 2007

Michelle De Boer

Trevor* is a good student. He is quiet and cooperative, plays well with the other children in his grade three class, listens attentively to the teacher and does well on his assignments.

Trevor is the youngest of two children. His older sister is handicapped; she looks and speaks
differently than other children. She has significant health concerns. Because of her condition, she demands a great deal of attention and effort from her parents. Trevor is loud and angry at home. He often disrupts the evening meal with crying and tantrums. He can be physically aggressive towards his parents.