If you are having concerns about your child’s academic performance, it is important to act quickly and consult a professional for guidance. The main early warning signs observed by parents are:

  1. lower grades,
  2. increased anxiety,
  3. trouble with homework,
  4. difficulties related to memorization,
  5. tiredness, and
  6. decreased satisfaction at school.


A distinction needs to be made between “academic difficulties” and “learning disabilities.” An academic difficulty is often caused by a temporary situation such as tiredness, illness, parental separation, or grief. In these cases, we often see the child having more and more trouble concentrating, falling behind in one or more subjects, and getting lower grades. A learning disability, which includes dyslexia, dysphasia, memory problems, and attention deficit disorder, is usually permanent and must be monitored accordingly.


No one knows your child better than you. So if you notice changes in their behaviour or academic results, our advice is to trust your instincts.


A consultation with one of our specialists is a good place to start. We can help you with the following:

    1. Gaining an objective understanding of the reasons behind the gradual (or sudden) appearance of an academic difficulty
    2. Broadening your knowledge of learning disabilities and finding the right specialist if needed
    3. Knowing your rights and the resources available in the school system
    4. Coming up with often simple strategies that can help you help your child more efficiently