Posted by: Concerned mom | 2009-09-08


Learning problem

My daughter is in gr 4, she still writes very big and untidy, her spelling is bad and she always seems in a hurry to get done with her work. She has a problem understanding her story sums and when we study for tests she would remember what she studied but if you ask her the same question after about 5 minutes she would find it a difficult to answer, this makes her very unhappy. She would make silly mistakes in her tests , when her teacher ask her the question one on one she would know the answer. Do I have something to be concerned about please could you advice me

Expert's Reply


ADHD Expert

Dear Concernded mom,
The symptoms you describe could be attributed to a number of things such as ADD, Dyspraxia (difficulty co-ordinating the body), or simply a personality trait. Not all children are academically minded, however, everything must be done to ensure she completes her schooling. The best way forward is to have her assessed by an educational psychologist. Your GP or school head should be able to recommend one in your area.
Best wishes.

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