I have a 16 year old daughter who has been a solid ‘B’ student throughout her elementary and middle school years. Things changed once she started high school. Her marks dropped in some subjects and she started dreading tests and exams. Although she works very hard and studies a lot for her exams, she says that her mind goes blank once she is in the exam room and she often cannot finish her paper on time. She feels she understands the material when she studies at home, but once she has to apply it to different problems or explain it in writing, she is lost and it takes her much longer than other students to complete tasks. This makes her very nervous and I can see how she is losing her confidence. She has spoken to a guidance counselor at her school who suggested that may be she has a learning issue that’s affecting her performance and that this can be figured out via a psychological assessment. I am very confused as i don’t understand how she has gone through eight years of schooling without a problem if she has a learning disability.