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MJ1981
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i can relate to this as I always felt kind of embarrassed about having accommodations when I was in school (and that was many years ago and w/out many of the accommodations currently available). I would say the only thing you can do is try to stress that everybody feels “different” sometimes and it is totally okay to feel how she feels. You’re doing the right thing by reminding her how amazing she is and that everybody has things they struggle with.

I would suggest trying to find some sort of peer support group or peer tutor which could help her build her confidence and help her work out solutions with somebody who might be going through similar issues. Sometimes teenagers need to talk to people their own age who just “get it.”