Today husband and I had a visit with difficult child's neuropsychologist. We had a very good meeting and our going to have at least two more with him. We recieved the full written report-17 pages long!-he did apologize for it being so long but wanted to make sure he was encompassing everything. I mentioned that last time he doesn't have a cognitive disability but his executive reasoning and short term memory deficits are so sever and their impact in difficult child's life are so pervasive, as to warrant the diagnosis of Cognitive Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. He also has a pattern of deficits consistent with sever dyslexia. He did a great job of writing up recommendations for his IEP-now hopefully they will follow them. He also wrote that he will probably need help with transitional services from high school into the world of work (still a long way off). As I said it was a very good visit. For some reason the new diagnosis of Cognitive Disorder Not Otherwise Specified made me sad even though I know it doesn't change who difficult child is or what that we've already been dealing with just not having a name for it. When you speak with him you would never guess as his verbal skills are his strength.