I work with a girl with hemiplegia . She is over weight,lazy and pampered. She is classed as lower ability but I am discovering she is much brighter than previously assumed. She just doesn't try! Mom still dresses her ( I DON'T when it comes to PE she can manage well,I just hover around just in case). She expects the other children to fetch things for her and will jst sit and do nothing rther than fetch a pencil/rubber or what ever. I do understand her difficulties with shortening of limbs and paralysis on left side and some sight problems. I have worked with several children with the same disability and always encourage them to e as independant as possible (year 6) . Today though I was really shocked with a comment she made about the way a boy she knows looks. He has extremely 'buck' teeth. She laughed and laughed about how funny he looks. Any ideas how to deal with this, I've never come across such blatant lack of understanding of others feelngs,even from some of the really nasty kids in school! Her class mates are always kind to her and look after her even,as I said, some of the not so 'nice' kids. This is a main stream multi cultural school.