Hi all! Hope everyone is having an okay Wednesday. I had a meeting at DS's school today. His teacher says there are still issues involed with him not completing work and having trouble with written assignments. Also he seems to be inattentive in class. (He has an IEP for an Learning Disability (LD) in reading). So even with modifications he is till having trouble. So first thing they mention (aluded to in phone conversation last week) was that he is spacing out from time to time. The teacher called the nurse in and the think he is having absence seizures. I know a bit about these, however was wondering if anyone else had experiences with them. I told them I would call pediatrician and look into getting him tested. They recommended EEG. I want everything to be okay. DS doesn't need more medications or tests as he was put through a lot when he was born. Also, I had questions about his accomodations. They had an Occupational Therapist (OT) check him and are awaiting the test results. He is getting reading/spelling help already. They are keeping him on grade level stuff only (I hate to use this term but..) "dumbing it down" for him. They say he is getting all the help he can yet he still struggles. I noted that he is frustrated because he knows the stuff but just cant write it down. The school psychiatric wants to know why he doesn't seem motivated. Would you be if everything was difficult for you? I understand they have many other kids to teach as well but this just irritates me that he is still struggling while they are supposedly conforming to IEP mods. So help! I need to not be scared of getting him tested and finding that there are other things wrong with him that haven't been adressed yet. I don't want him on medications! I want him to do the best he can, but what if this is the best? He is very smart and will respond to questions with a verbal deluge of information. Yet, he can't read/ spell/ or write about things well.