We did not go to an auditory training center, we went to a special education coordinator, and analyzed the results of his Woodcock Johnson. The instructor/therapist said that if there is a spread of more than 15 points between two particular areas (which I can't find right now), it showed an auditory processing disorder. difficult child's was a 20 point span. We are enrolling him in a type of occupational therapy from the National Institute for Learning Development http://www.nild.net/ for a year. The Special Education dir works at a private school where we were trying to enroll difficult child, but today she told me that he did not get in. She said that if he were a self-starter and put his all into everything, she would try it, but she thinks he would struggle too much and become anxious and depressed. I know a young lady who attended this school and was not accepted freshman yr. She went through NILD and was accepted the next yr because she made huge progress. So, for now ... the good news is, difficult child can learn new skills with-this therapy. The bad news is, now I have to figure out how to prevent him from attending the HS we are zoned for. We passed the "window" for applications and the school district will place him in the zoned area (where the druggie ex-friends will attend) and after 6 wks he will transfer. Stupid process! We've got to work some magic. Also, in order to qualify for headphones (assuming difficult child doesn't throw a fit), I have to make sure that the public school system accepts the diagnosis based on this therapist and doesn't make difficult child go through more testing that *they* approve of. Right now, he's at the private school, getting a tour. He just called and wants to come home. He woke up with-a roaring headache (I'll bet he didn't get more than 5 hrs sleep ... he's still on summer hrs) and since he didn't get accepted anyway, I'll pick him up. Onto Plan B ... My head is spinning.