So, we're dealing with Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) on top of everything else. Not "classical" Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) - with language difficulties, etc. Just - absolutely cannot "hear" what needs to be heard, in the presence of background noise. And ends up brain-dead by the end of first period from trying to hear... and then blows up in second period because he can't cope! No problem - reports coming, and there will be equipment etc. coming. But in the mean time - we're going to have to survive at least half a term without this stuff. What kinds of accommodations are reasonable to ask for? Is there some way to reduce background noise in the classroom? (white noise does NOT reduce background noise, just gives the brain something else to listen to - which also hides the important stuff) - as in, can we just get the kids to all shut up and sit still? like we used to have to every single day? (how hard can that be, really.) Force the teacher to provide detailed notes at the START of the class so he can follow along? This means no ad-lib, no group work, no flying off-the-cuff. Like THAT's gonna fly. A professional scribe who can type out every word the teacher says, as fast as she says it, so he can read it over her shoulder? I could really use some practical, creative ideas... especially ones that don't cost a whole raft of $$ to implement... Thanks!