Failure at school

To understand a genius, you have to know them, because some children function differently and it is essential to delve into the causes to understand how their big little brains work.


Something is wrong at school

Why is this happening to my child, what is the cause?

When a child does not do well at school, it is a source of stress for the family, who undoubtedly want the best for their child. Poor marks generally start to be achieved, and this situation leaves parents unsure of what to do with their children.

We have the idea that a good academic average is a single ticket to university and a good future, so it is normal that when our child does badly, we get anxious.

This is referred to as "academic failure", a concept that refers to the idea of a loser, of frustration, and can contribute both to lowering the self-esteem of those individuals who do not obtain a qualification, and to generating a social stigma.

If your school or home detects difficulties in your child at school or home, you can study and implement the necessary actions to overcome them: pay more attention to the child, special classes, adaptation of educational objectives, etc.
But the question that parents ask themselves is....



How the child behaves

Every Child 1 Genius is a programme whose initial aim is to explain the cause of these behaviours and, therefore, to offer a treatment aimed at solving the problem at its origins.

If you ask schoolchildren, they will often simply say that they find it very difficult to do some of the tasks they are asked to do well. On the other hand, if we ask the people in charge of them, they say that children are distracted, lazy, inconsistent, and that they do not pay attention to what they are doing. However, a child is the most inquisitive and curious being that exists, capable of anything and of obtaining information and explanations of everything around them. It is only when they are unhealthy or have biological difficulties that this overflowing and overwhelmingly curiosity is "switched off".


Normally, this will happen to a child who has difficulty in reading comprehension, in interpreting language, who sometimes alters the order of letters, who finds it difficult to understand spoken language, who lacks concentration, who is impulsive, whose level of attention is neither constant nor sufficient, who is not connected in real time to what is happening, who lacks the maturity to understand what is happening around them, who finds it difficult to maintain an adequate posture, who is disorderly...


How a child's head works

The child's brain is in continuous development, with sometimes dizzying growth, and subject to a myriad of modifications and connections due to the continuous stimulation provided by the environment that they grow up in.

An understanding of the development of the nervous system and its different stages is essential to understanding the deficits that can occur due to atypical brain development or damage to the brain at an early age. Depending on when these abnormalities or injuries occur (during pregnancy, in the perinatal period, or during childhood), their repercussions will vary.

With appropriate intervention it is possible to mitigate these deficits to a greater or lesser degree, and in some cases even eliminate, the negative consequences or symptoms produced by the disorder in question.


What we can find

Among the problems linked to brain maturation, which are not static, but evolve, beginning in childhood and expressing themselves differently at different stages of growth, we can distinguish two main groups:

Well-identified diseases with a clear genetic link, such as Fragile X Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Prader Willi Syndrome, etc.

They do not have a well-defined cause, although they are known to depend on a genetic susceptibility. Their prevalence is very high. Overall they are present in 10-20% of the child population. Among the best known are attention deficit disorders with or without hyperactivity (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), dyslexia, language disorders, etc.


ADHD and school failure

ADHD is characterised by overt symptoms of inattention and/or impulsivity-hyperactivity. Subtypes are presented depending on whether the predominant symptom is attention deficit, hyperactivity-impulsivity or whether both are equivalent.

Symptoms usually manifest themselves when the child is between 6 and 9 years of age, showing difficulties in maintaining attention during school or leisure situations, and consequently finding it difficult to complete a task. Excessive motor activity is reflected in children running and jumping excessively, fidgeting while sitting, and who have reduced self-control ( impulsive), leading to inappropriate behaviour (disobedience, poor awareness of danger, etc.)

The main manifestations of each of the symptoms are:

Children with ADHD are more emotionally unstable, anxious and insecure. Late detection can lead to academic and social interaction problems, as well as problems in the family environment.

  • Lack of attention to detail and careless mistakes.
  • Difficulty maintaining attention in tasks or play activities.
  • Easily distracted by irrelevant stimuli.
  • Do not seem to listen when spoken to directly.
  • Don't follow directions or finish tasks.
  • Difficulty with organizing tasks and activities.
  • Avoiding tasks that require sustained mental effort as much as possible.
  • Careless in daily activities.
  • Fidgeting in their seat or moving their hands and feet excessively.
  • Standing up in situations where they should remain seated.
  • Excess energy.
  • Excessive running or jumping in inappropriate situations (in adults, a feeling of restlessness).
  • Difficulties in playing or engaging in leisure activities.
  • Talking too much.
  • Rushing through answers without finishing the question.
  • Difficulties with turn taking.
  • Interrupting or interfering in activities of others.

What is "Every Child 1 Genius"?


This plan is extended to adolescents and young people with learning difficulties, attention deficit, or with psychological and neurological complications that hinder their academic performance in secondary and higher education.


The EuroEspes Medical Centre is launching "Every Child 1 Genius", a specific programme designed to help educators and parents to identify performance deficits at school at an early stage, and to prevent them in at-risk groups. In addition, a therapeutic plan will be provided to optimise the development of school-age children.

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