this is going to be a change for those of you who know me as Andre's mom... my question this time is about "Boo" my almost 9 yo easy child/difficult child.... He is in 3rd grade this year and is getting in MUCH trouble at school.... to put it simply he is VERY bored!!!!!!!!!! He reads the 6th grade books and then takes a reading/comprehension test and gets it all correct.... he uses words such as marsupial, arachnids (he knows these are different than insecs who only have 6 legs while arachnids have 8), etimologist (the study of bugs) ... and such.. he can outspell even me... (lol) .... any way, I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions to get him IEPs in all of his classes............. our only other recourse is to put him in an advanced class in a private school.... we don't have that kind of money.. my H would have to work a second job for us to do this.. (which he is willing to do if necessary)... how do we get the ball rolling.... how hard is it to convince the schools about giving him IEPs.... AGh I am concerned that he is becoming a difficult child .. he always "forgets" to bring his home work home and has a series of "0" grades because of this... yet he manages to stay at the top of his class... he gets in trouble because, after he has finished taking a test he turns the page around and does very intricate drawings.. and manages to get 100% of these tests that he just "flew" through!!! HELP !!!