I posted the other day that easy child has received a diagnosis of learning disabled, cognitive disorder, not otherwise specified. In the meeting with the psychiatrist he was telling me that alot of kids with this problem have terrible handwriting, are very poor spellers because they are trying to spell phonetically, and have great difficulty getting their thoughts down onto paper. This decribes difficult child perfectly. Is it possble that difficult child could have an undiagnosed learning disability? He's always been a very good student, but last year, when he had honors English, he seems to really struggle for the first time, mostly because they were expected to do alot of writing. I suggested this to husband, whose head is perpetually buried in the sand about both of the kids, and he response was that I was looking for things that aren't there. Maybe I am, but I just find is a funny coincidence. He's always been a good student, but maybe he was always able to compensate before because he found the work easy, and last year there was more expected of them and he wasn't able to compensate anymore. Towards the end of the school year last year he came to me and we had a long talk about him dropping down from an honors English class to a regular class. husband and I both thought that this was probably a good idea for him and I spoke to his teacher about it and he agreed that this might be better for him. Then over the summer I got a call from difficult child's GC telling me that they could not make difficult child's schedule work. Because of the school's block scheduling either he had to take honors English and honors Social Studies, or he would have to step down a regular English and Social Studies class. difficult child was adament that he was not going to step down in Social Studies. He said that he worked really hard in that class and he was not going to lose that honors class, so he agreed to move back into the honors English class. I'm not sure what to think about it. Even if it was found that difficult child had the same problem that easy child has, would the school really do anything for him? He's an honors student! What could they possibly do?