Not all children are alike in their learning abilities. Some have serious difficulties in “paying attention,” “trying,” or “learning” because of subtle atypicalities in their nervous system structure or function. Several kinds of intellectual processes and different kinds of attentional processes exist. It is possible to be gifted in some areas while being impaired in other areas. Some kids may pay attention and perform when alone but be quite distractible and dysfunctional when in a group. Some children may need to be examined by a qualified professional, such as a pediatric neuropsychologist, pediatric neurologist, or child psychiatrist. If an instructor notices a child exhibiting some of the following behaviors on a constant basis, the instructor may need to point the observation out to the child's parents.
Some Neurocognitive Atypicalities to watch out for in the dojang that may indicate problems are:
- Low frustration tolerance
- Irritable excitable or unstable mood
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