__________________________________ -Alisha Leigh- Moderator Member # 7106 posted 03-14-2002 04:36 PM #1. If you ask for a Full and Initial Evaluation, the school district must provide it. If not, they have to show cause why the request is denied. Make sure you get the denial in writing. #2. Part of IDEA requires testing for learning disabilities. Some learning disabilities show up on the standard testing as bigblue pointed out above. There's also WIAT II, WISK III, etc. If this hasn't been done recently, request it. Again, if they refuse, make them put it in writing. #3. Many ADD children have co-existing conditions. Some children only show symptoms at home, so the parent sees things the school doesn't and viceversa. Poor handwriting is a symptom of fine motor skill problems which many times requires intervention by an Occupational Therapist. Print out checklist for Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), Sensory and Motor, Speech and Language, etc. This has some Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) symptoms on it. There are other checklists available. https://web.archive.org/web/2005020...d_indepth/process_deficit/table_deficits.html This page has info on sensory and motor, but there are other sites also. https://web.archive.org/web/20031203230216/http://www.sinetwork.org/whatisdsi.htm Also, check out learning disabilities on the www.pediatricneurology.com site. You may know that Section 504 relates more to how ONE OR MORE disabilities affects life rather than being narrowly confined to a "significant disability" as defined by IDEA. This is some good info to have (it's more comprehensive than what you will find in the regs): Limitations on Major Life Activities https://web.archive.org/web/20030407012816/http://www.bazelon.org/lmtslist.html Good luck! Also, https://web.archive.org/web/20080828014805/http://www.ldonline.com/ might be beneficial. Actually, there are a lot of good learning disorder sites.