“Brannan gave the packet to Katie’s kindergarten teacher, but thinks the teacher just saw it as an excuse for bad behavior. Last fall, she switched Katie to a different school, where she hopes more understanding will lead to less anxiety. Though Brannan hopes Katie will come out of childhood healthy, she still says, “She’s not a normal kid. She does things, and says things. She’s a grown-up in a six-year-old’s body in a lot of ways.”
“Last fall, she switched Katie to a different school” this is an Evaluative claim. She hopes that by changing her to a different school it might help out with her anxiety.
She’s a grown-up in a six-year-old’s body in a lot of ways.” this is a casual claim there is nothing else to it besides that her mom thinks she is to grown up to be in a 6 year olds body. She wants her daughter to have a good childhood and grow up healthy and not have to live like she is older than she really is.
“We await the results of the 20-year, 10,000-family-strong study of impacts on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans’ kin” this is a numerical claim because they are waiting for a number to come back from the study to see how many other families have been affected by PTSD.
“if you asked the VA to treat your kids, they would think it was nonsense” This is a factual claim because the VA only helps out the people who have been in war.
“VA if the organization would treat kids for secondary trauma” This is an Ethical claim The VA should help everyone in the family who is affected by PTSD