A young mother I know asked me to test one of her sons. When he sat down, he informed me he did not really want to do this. When I had him do the exercise where you put your thumb on each finger in order,
he did surprising well with his attitude. In fact he is the first child I have worked with that could do the exercise well that had learning challenges. As I encouraged him to do as I ask with other exercises, his eyes began looking tired.
I asked if his eyes hurt and he replied, " No, but I have a headache." I requested the mom have his eyes checked and he needs glasses. Maybe, this school year will go better. When a child struggles in school, please have the eyes checked. This mom had had the child to the doctor and he seemed fine. However she also had testing results that showed a learning problem of some kind. Thankfully, Mom kept looking.