My youngest has a few health issues. The big one right now is abdominal migraines which leave her in daily pain. We've been able to get the pain to a manageable level, althrough they aren't sure she'll be pain-free until she finally outgrows this. Anyway, she doesn't often live on the same plane as the rest of us. She's here, but not, if that makes sense. We thought at first that it was a coping mechanism, that it was easier to check out than to deal with the pain. Now that the pain level is consistently low, the fact that she still checks out is a bit worrisome. The doctor thinks it could be ADD, that she just has trouble focusing, and we'll do some testing to see if that's the case. Does anyone else have a child who does this? How do you help them focus on their school work? She gets math pretty easily but has a lot of trouble focusing on getting the work done. Typically it takes two days to get through a workbook page of 20 questions. (She's 8) Reading is hard because while she gets the words, she can't always remember the context or the story because she just can't focus on it for long.