However, the most important lesson I learned came in grad school. I had a little old retired professory (I'm sad to say I can't remember her name) who had done studies on reading disabilities and had found that 95% of all 1st graders who had trouble reading had some kind of vision problem. Of the remaining 5%, 80% had hearing problems.
Our final exam featured this question:
What's the 1st thing you do with a child with reading difficuties?
YOU GET THEIR VISION AND HEARING CHECKED!
Please share the other important lessons you learned.