Just got done talking to the neuropsychologist that evaluated difficult child 1 last month. Absolutely nothing that I wasn't already "positive" about but glad to have it all confirmed. Here's the gist of it: Ability to interpret intentions of others.............Low Average Understanding figurative language..........Very Low Impulse control...........Very Low Ability to develop problem-solving strategies.........Very Low Ability to tak the perspective of someone else.........Can't do it IQ.......102 Academic.......At Grade Level except Abstract Reasoning in Math & Language Processing / Comprehension in Reading Diagnoses: "very" Asperger's, Anxiety Disorder Recommendations: difficult child 1 has the academic skills to succeed if given the ideal conditions (explains why school from home works). Many of the problems at school & home are caused by misunderstandings with impulse control and inability to problem-solve kicking in. Anxiety plays a HUGE part in most situations where behaviors occur. He needs "the familiar" and if he's going to transition back into public school, they need to have someone help with reading comprehension, problem-solving, impulse control, and dealing with the anxiety. It can't be just anyone, it has to be someone difficult child 1 sees as safe and trustworthy. GEE, does ANY of this sound like what I've been saying all along?!? This is exactly what I was trying to get through to the school for so many months. He did say that he's not our school district's favorite person but that he has planted just enough doubt in their minds with other kids that "maybe" there's a chance. I can't wait to get the written report.