- does not seem to progress like the others. He/she is behind in academic performance.
- has not mastered his/her phonics despite being consistently taught (poor speller).
- is different after his/her injury or illness, his/her social behavior has changed.
- reads accurately, but does not seem to understand what he/she reads.
- studies extensively his/her material, but seems to forget easily.
- cannot follow more than one instruction at a time.
- fails to take notes in school (or they are incomplete).
- forgets what he/she is told to do.
- is very slow and takes too long to complete homework (or other tasks).
- has a poor handwriting.
- does well with homework and class participation, but consistently fails on tests.
- was told that he/she has attention problems, but can stay hours in front of the TV or video games.
- hates school.
- does well in most subjects, but not in math.
- is smart, has good grades, but has difficulty making friends in school.
- can remember irrelevant things, but forgets the important ones.
- has real problems prioritizing and can spend hours on something that will not give him any benefit.
- is very smart, but his/her performance in school does not reflect that.will not give him any benefit.
does not seem to improve in academics, despite all the tutoring and