My 11 yr old son's evaluation from the hospital psychologist is done. The Dr did a whole battery of tests. With this info he is willing to go to the school with me and present the info to them and see what kind of modifications we can make to his IEP. At this point he has a diagnosis of ADHD and ODD and these test give us the specific learning disability areas and well as strengths. The report indicated the diagnosis is two specific Learning Disabilities,known as Reading Disorder and Disorder of Written Expression. As these diagnoses imply, N's reading and written language skills are significantlylower than what would be expected from a child of N's age and intellectual functioning. Working Memorv Index 21st percentile. Perceptual Reasoning Index 50th percentile Processina Speed Index 58thpercentile N scored within the Superior-to-Very Superior range (95th- 99.9thpercentiles) on tasks measuring selective attention, Average range (30th - 50thpercentiles) on tasks that required to learn a set of rules and then adjust to rule changes, Low Average-to Average range (16th- 25thpercentiles) on tasks that required him to focus on two sources of information simultaneously (divided attention). N scored within the Average range on a task requiring him to inhibit his impulses (25thpercentile) although it is important to note that this was a neutral, rather than a personally-relevant task which. Observations of N throughout the assessment lead me to speculate that he would be less successful at behaviour inhibition if the issue was personally-relevant N's scores on sustained attention tasks ranged from Borderline range to the Averagerange(5th- 25thpercentiles). The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Second Edition lWIATII Reading Decoding O.5th percentile Reading of Nonsense Words 9th percentile Reading Comprehension Discontinued (he could not do this task) All reading abilities combined: Cannot Calculate Math Calculations 58th percentile Mathematical Reasoning 68th percentile All math abilities combined 63rd percentile Spelling 7th percentile Written Expression 12th percentile All writing abilities combined 2nd percentile I could use some ideas as to what kind of thighs need to be put in place for him beyond the small class placement and EA that he already has going on. They don't see to have a real concrete plan to help him learn that carries from the small class into the larger class. They also have some new stupidity in French this year that means he must learn hand sugnals as well as french works. The Dr said that these kinds of multi-tasking activities are not good for him because he can't manage processing infomation like that. It was so hard to see it all on paper like that. I can home and cried for quite a while. I asked the Dr. what he thought the outcome for all this is for N's future. He was really dismal and really thinks it is going to be terribly hard for him to get through high school. I refuse to accept that for him. I failed the first 3 yrs of school because I could not read. I went on to get a college diploma and I am now starting my 4th yr of university (online no less) Someone tell me how to help this difficult child so that he can acheive.