Why aren’t we asking how to meet the needs of ALL children. When children are seen, heard, and respected as individuals — each of whom has unique strengths, interests, and passions — there is no need for labels. Labels FORCE comparison. Read The End of Average by Todd Rose to understand why comparing anyone to some mythical average wastes the potential of a huge segment of our population. EVERY child is gifted…in some way! The current obsession with mental, physical, psychological, etc tests that, by their very design, are based on comparison is one of the most destructive trends in existence.