my 17yr son has had IEP's in the past for Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) (received speech services dealing with background noise etc). He wore an fm unit in jr high. He has been tested 3 times (at 10yr, 14yr and 17.8yrs) for Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), this year he finally tested as having no problems with it. My sons younger brother has adhd, my son says he has issues with concentrating. He was on adderall over a year ago, then went off it due to mental health and hormonal issues. It turns out my son has a thyroid problem (hypothyroidism) which could contribute to the brain fog issue. My son has always below grade average mostly in Reading Comp, but he never qualified for any services based on the school calculations. The school psychiatric suggested my son stay in a regular classroom placement with supportive services (they were never outlined in any IEP). I fought with the IEP team during previous IEP meetings but i didnt get anywhere. i ask for accommodations only to be knocked down by the principal. He said my son would always struggle and he didn't qualify for services. This past year my son took the A.C.T test and also took an Accuplacer test at the local university. he scored very low in English. so i asked the high school one month before graduation if my son could get a full evaluation based on the low testing score on he got on ACT and the accuplacer test. The full evaluation was completed and we had an IEP meeting one day before graduation. its turns out my son does qualify for an IEP based on him being eligible for Special Education for Reading Comprehension. I was given recommendations to take to the university. I feel if my son would have received some additional help in the area of reading comprehension years ago maybe he wouldn't be classified learning disabled in that area now. My son now has to take 1yr of English at the University that he will not get any credit for (English 890 and 990 class) and a Math (990 class). The 1yr of English and ½ yr of math we have to pay for, (he doesnt qualify for any grants or interest free loans) because he has a learning disability that was not picked up over the past 6yrs at the school even with extensive testing performed. My question is…. Is there any possible way the school district could be responsible financially for my sons University no credit classes etc.. when they knew full well yrs ago he was struggling and never offered him services. And.... Is it normal for a school to find a child with a learning disability at my sons age? I feel (but have no proof) they didn't classify him all these yrs because they didn't want to place him in sped. The school tested him with the WIAT-II in April 2010. his reading comprehension is at a 6:9 grade level (he just finished 12th grade). His cognitive processing speed is also below average and his IQ is 100. I don't know how my son graduated to be honest with you. It shows you how messed up the education system is. During the IEP meeting we had a week ago… the District person who attended along with everyone else said my son has worked extra hard to compensate with the learning disability he has. My son is 17.9mths old and has just graduated high school 12th grade. Full Scale IQ: 100 Average Verbal Comprehension: 98 Average Perceptual Reasoning: 111 High Average Working Memory: 97 Average Processing Speed 89 Low Average WIAT –II test scores 2010 Reading Reading Comp: Age Equiv: 12:4 Grade Equiv 6:9 Word Reading: tested age and grade appropriate Oral Language Listening Comprehension: Age Equiv: 13:8 Grade Equiv 8:2 Oral Expression: Age Equiv: 9:4 Grade Equiv: 4:8 Written Language Tested age and grade appropriate Mathematics Numerical Operations: Age Equiv 15:0 Grade Equiv 10:4 Math Reasoning: Age Equiv 13:4 Grade Equiv 8:2 Back in 2006 my son took the OWLS test he was 15yrs 8mths old The test shows back then he had problems Listening comprehension age equiv: 10:10 Oral expression age equiv: 13:0 The School psychiatric did a Woodcock Johnson III back in Sept 06 my son was in 9th grade. He fell below grade equivalent in most areas. (he didn't qualify for any services based on these test scores) GE-= grade equivalent Broad reading GE 6.5 & 25th percentile Broad Math: GE 12.9 Basic reading: GE 13.2 Reading Comp: GE 6.0 & 23rd percentile Math Cal Skills: GE 13 Math Reasoning: GE 11.5 GIA GE: 6.6 Verbal thinking GE: 6.9 Thinking ability GE : 7.8 Cog Efficiency GE: 6.9 Phonemic Memory GE: 12.9 Working memory GE: 3.9 Verbal Comp GE: 6.9 Visual Auditory Learning GE: 7.8 Spatial Relations GE: 8.6 Sound Blending GE : 13.0 Concept Formation GE: 4.0 Visual Matching GE: 9.1 Numbers reversed GE: 3.8 Incomplete Words GE: 8.2 Auditory Working memory GE: 4.0 So his 2006 Reading Comp GE was 6.0, and his Reading Comp GE in 2010 is 6.9, he went up .9 in Reading Comp in 4yrs of school? how could they not qualify him then but can now? and how is the school district they liable for this? My signature is old the child that I'm referring to is my 2nd oldest difficult child 15/m with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD).