Children are clever and those who have learning difficulties are quite adept at hiding them. They are usually quite aware of their inability to perform certain tasks, tackle particular subjects and even understand curriculum content and their biggest skill is avoiding them. The easiest way to identify a student with learning difficulties is to watch their avoidance techniques.
- Going to the bathroom frequently
- Talking out of turn
- Purposefully getting into trouble around exams or heavy periods of study
- Forgetting glasses, books, pens, textbooks, homework etc
- Copying others work
- Being the class clown or making light of the reason why they have not completed the work