Children who have trouble with fine motor tasks may appear clumsy or ‘uncoordinated’.
Children who lack postural strength may constantly lean their head on the desk, lean against the wall or have trouble keeping their arm out to write on the blackboard.
Some children are able to make a great plan of how to approach their work but never seem to get started without help.
Other children can get started but need someone to tell them when to stop what they are doing.
Some children are easily discouraged by a small obstacle and lack the persistence to keep trying.
Some children seem to have trouble ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’ at the same time. See working memory.
Some children find it hard to speed up or slow down what they’re doing to get the right combination of accuracy and speed. If a child is not confident they may just rush through a task even if they get it wrong.