easy child had an appointment for his yeaqrly physical this morning. The PA who I made the appointment with came in and started checking him out and she asked me if I had any concerns. "Physically?" I asked. She said, "Anything. Do you have any concerns in general?" So, I started to tell her about my academic concerns. I told her that the school did testing, that they found one weakness in him and I explained it to her as best as I could, and I explained to her what I am seeing at home. I told her that I was going to call the ENT to make an appointment for Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) testing as the school first said that they felt that it wasn't necessary, then told me that they weren't qualified to do it. The PA listened to me and said that in her experience she has learned that if a mom has a concern like this there is almost always something going on AND she gave me a referral to a neuropsyche that takes my insurance to do academic testing!! I was going to take him to the doctor that sees difficult child, but he takes not insurance and it will cost me a fortune. If I can do it through insurance that would be great! I think that when I take difficult child to his appointment tomorrow I will take the list of doctors that the PA gave me and see if he is familiar with any of them and can recommend one. At least I feel like someone listened to me, took my concerns to heart, and is willing to help me get this looked in to. Even she said that the schools only look on the surface of things and look in such a way so that, with a kid like easy child, he doesn't get any help because he's an average kid and isn't a trouble maker in the classroom.