n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - The child who is not doing well at school : main article
|Article Title||The child who is not doing well at school : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Apr 2007|
|Pages||160 - 163|
|Keyword(s)||Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Diagnosis, Learning disabilities, Ongoing surveillance, Parents' role, Physical stigmata, Scholars and Teachers' role|
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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