But even careful parents and teachers can miss the signs. Sometimes it’s not until high school, or even later, that problems become clearer.
This may happen when a teen persists with behaviors that might be considered normal for a younger child, but not for a high school student.
The following might indicate that your teen has a learning or behavior problem that is hurting her school performance.
• Her teachers say he is bright but he can’t seem to get the hang of his schoolwork.
• She has trouble understanding what she reads.
• She has poor handwriting and can’t seem to organize his thoughts, even on paper.
• She has trouble keeping her balance.
• She has lots of trouble paying attention. Often his actions remind you of a much younger child.
If one or more of these is true for your teen, talk with her teachers as soon as possible. If need be, they can recommend a specialist to help your teen.
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