Let's just say I'm not entirely sure that Duckie's teacher was talking about the correct student. Friendly. Helpful. Dependable. Caring. She's academically on par or ahead except in the a few minor areas (correct capitalization & editing). The teacher isn't overly concerned because she's already seen an improvement in these areas in the last few weeks though Duckie still has work to do. She's also very proud of her because Duckie and another student were able to read statements to our local library Board of Trustees regarding budget cuts, she even had Duckie and the other girl read them to the other multi-age students. We agreed that this change came about once Duckie started the asthma maintenance medications. Her math teacher commented that she's a bright child, but will need to work harder on memorizing her subtraction math facts but is otherwise doing fine. The Occupational Therapist (OT) is finding her to be a very interesting child. She's finding more subtle problems but says Duckie is trying new things and doing as asked though she does seem to hesitate at first. So there you have it... I'm overjoyed.