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  • Mom , I'm so nervous to start at a new school. What if the kids make fun of me?
  • I know it's hard.Remember if the kids can't understand you, use your flip and talk. The kids will like the pictures.
  • Hey ... Did you see that new kid? He carries around a briefcase. Maybe he thinks he's the prime minister or something. Ha ha
  • Ya he seems kind of different. Have you heard him speak? I can't understand anything he says.
  • Something is different about Jim. I'm not sure if the other kids will think I'm weird too if I talk to him.
  • Good morning! We have a new student today! His name is Jim.
  • Hi Jim, What's in your bag?
  • Maybe Jim doesn't want to talk to me. I'll just leave him alone.
  • I... ip... alk(small noises)
  • Everyone must think I'm so dumb. But I'm not I just can't make my mouth work!! I want to go home. I hate this school!!
  • Hi Jim! I'm Mr. Smith. I'm so excited you are here today. How is your day going so far?
  • My sister uses pictures like that to help her talk. Maybe Jim is like my sister?
  • (Points to picture of sad.)
  • I'm sorry to hear your day isn't going well. It's tough to start at a new school. I'd like to introduce you to someone.
  • This kid seems nice. I guess I can give this a try.
  • This is Tom. Tom's sister Lucy uses a flip and talk.
  • I can sit with you and help you if you want? I know it's hard to be new and some of the kids here can be mean.
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