difficult child # 1 is still struggling through school(5th grade now). I've been involved constantly because she's having so many social issues regarding her learning disabilities. She does have a significant processing disorder. All through this, I can't help but feel that there is something "obvious" right in front of us that we're not seeing (regarding her Learning Disability (LD)). Here we are finishing up the first quarter and she hasn't progressed one bit. I brought up "dyslexia" to the CSC chairperson because a lot of difficult child's problems are with comprehension, reading sentences in her "adapted" way (what she reads most times doesn't match what's on paper), she's ALWAYS losing her place when reading or working, having to spend more time "regrouping" where she left off (maybe having to re-adapt what she just read?)...her testing last year revealed signifcant auditory delays as well. Well, last week the principal called and said he would "administer" a "left-right" test, but that they didn't have a specific test for dyslexia--and that it was generally a "catch-all" for Learning Disability (LD)'s when they can't be explained. He said she does have confusion with left/right, but minimal scores on that test to really raise any red flags...so he doesn't feel she's dyslexic. (so in his mind, we're moving on to swapping her entire schedule around so she can get more help in each subject). Personally, I don't feel comfortable with his assessment. First, he's the principal and I don't know if he's qualified to assess for Learning Disability (LD)'s (he's also now my boss--i'm a substitute teacher at the school). I've done a little research on the subject on the internet and quite frankly, see my daughter in a lot of the criteria. I get the impression that dyslexia isn't just reading backwards or transposing numbers or letters, but deals with comprehension as well, which does affect the "outcome" of how they perform. I'm curious to hear everyone's thoughts. Should I ask for more testing or give the new schedule more time?