Our expert says:
I agree with Purple, she'd probably best see a good GP for a full physical and psychological assessment, and then a discussion of what might be wrong and who might be the best specialist for her to see ( and that may be arranged at the nearest major state / provincial hospital, or medical school.
There are many possible causes for this sort of puzzling situation, including dyslexia, poor vision, and neurological and other physical disorders. Some of her odd behaviour may be attempts to avoid school where she feels bad about performing badly ?
The doctors you know might at least be able to help arrange referrals for the child to a suitable person.
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