Dr. Davenport discusses and provides resources to better understand students who have difficulty performing academically. These students may have a learning disorder, difficulty with attention, or intense emotion that interferes with their academic performance. Significant changes in the students life, difficulty regulating emotion, inattention and concentration problems, and giftedness can all result in academic underperformance however, the
It is extremely important that therapists be aware of the biases affecting their thinking and judgment. In a clinical setting therapists frequently draw conclusions biased on heuristics derived from initial impressions of their clients. These impressions can range from assumptions of intellectual competence to social aptitude. However, these conclusions, frequently, do not accurately represent reality.