Pain in non-verbal child

Recognising pain in the non-verbal child, by Yvonne Newbold. Just as the parents of a newborn hones her instinct over the first few weeks to discern the meaning of her baby’s cries, parents of non-verbal children remain highly attuned to their children’s needs. However, this instinct is sometimes ignored by medical professionals, because it is seen as over-emotional and unreliable rather than scientific- and thus the child’s only “voice” is silenced.

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