Original title to thread: Sheila, Martie, anyone: Who should evaluate for reading problem? My daughter (difficult child 2) is just finishing 5th grade. As you can see from my profile, she has a working diagnosis of bipolar disorder. She is a straight-A student. Although she taught herself to read at age 5, I have felt for several years that she has a reading problem that I can't quite define. She avoids reading at all costs, including novels assigned for school. On the rare occasion that she picks up something to read on her own, it is generally a beginning chapter book that her 2nd grade sister can zip through. She tells me that she's a slow reader, that reading is hard and that it's difficult to concentrate on it. She is an excellent math student and an above-average writer. In fact, she quite readily just completed a 15-page fiction story assigned for school. I was impressed by her use of dialogue, her word choices and her development of a conflict and resolution. Last July, difficult child 2 underwent neuropsychologist testing that concluded she has dxes of Cognitive Disorder - not otherwise specified (executive dysfunction, cognitive impulsivity); Depressive Disorder - not otherwise specified (later changed by her current psychiatrist to Bipolar Disorder - not otherwise specified); and Mild Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder (relatively inefficient retrieval and relatively modest short-term auditory/working memory). I am happy to share any specific test scores with you, but I didn't know what you would need to know to answer my questions. I didn't get a clear sense from the neuropsychologist what difficult child 2's specific reading challenges are. So . . . who is the best professional to assess for reading difficulties? What tests should be performed to cover all the bases? Thanks, in advance, for your help.