and that he simply CHOOSES to not do his homework or his classwork, that he stated this himself, and so that's why he has struggled in class. So he doesn't need Special Education services. They said his tendency to isolate himself from others is just his personality, insinuating there's nothing to do about it and why would you want to change it. The Special Education teacher only briefly read the neuropsychologist draft report that I dropped off earlier in the morning. The school psychiatric didn't get a chance to see it, and wasn't overly concerned about looking at it when he learned about the document in our meeting. And they dismissed my pointing out that the neuropsychologist said he has memory problems because of the way he remembers things. They said well EVERYONE needs time and repetition to remember things, and the difficult child 1 says it's just not worth the effort to him. He is not motivated. The school psychiatric said that on one of the days he was testing him, difficult child 1 was annoyed at the prospect of missing PE that day beause they were doing Lacrosse, so he wanted to know what it would take for him to get out of there on time to go to Lacrosse, saying he would work as hard as he could to make it happen. And he did work very hard and he was able to go to PE that day. Apparently it's just a motivation problem. So after an hour or so of them telling me how bright he is and showing me the pretty graphed results of their testing, we signed the form that acknowleged they did not qualify him for services. The psychologist pointed out that it did not mean we agreed to the testing results and we can still request an Independent evaluation. Once I get over husband losing his job this week, I'll try to figure out what to do next with this kid. The neuropsychologist recommended I get difficult child 1 in for counseling to help with his anxiety and depressive tendencies. Regardless of what the school does or doesn't do for him, I think this is a good idea.