n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - The child who is not doing well at school : main article

Volume 25, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Questions about scholastic progress form an integral part of a consultation.

Behavioural and attention problems may be the presenting symptoms of a learning disability.
Learning disabilities can present at any stage of a school career.
The aim of physical examination is to detect undiagnosed conditions.
The purpose of further assessment is to provide practical remediation.
Encourage preservation of self-esteem by focusing on strengths.
Grade retention should be a last resort.

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