Middle School Student Report, forwarded to HS and parents: Math 29 out of 50 correct, fail, retake intro to algebra in HS. Reading (analysis, comprehension) 39 out of 45, pass, advanced Science (investigation, force, motion, energy, matter, life systems, Earth and Space) 41 out of 50, pass, proficient Writing (composition, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, usage) 20 out of 24 correct, pass, proficient Wechsler, WIISC-IV (administered by therapist) Verbal comprehension 108 composite, 70% Perceptual reasoning 102 composite, 55% Working memory 88 composite, 21% Processing speed 85 composite, 16% Full Scale 98 IQ, 45% average Recommendations to staff: difficult child does not always retain what has been said--it is important to note that he does not fail to listen on purpose. Repeat verbal instruction, write everything down, check notebooks and agenda; difficulty with-planning and construction so posters and presentations need to be done step-by-step with-supervision; may benefit from practice puzzles and models; difficulty paying attention to small details; should practice reading and correcting items with-mistakes, both math and reading; should memorize and repeat strings of digits and letters read aloud; have him repeat back paragraph info immediately; needs speed-based drills in basic math facts. This is tough stuff because we've had tutors along the way, especially for basic math, and it seems as though difficult child hasn't retained much of it. Nor has he applied any tricks or tools of memory he has learned. He took another test this week, the Woodcock-Johnson, and I'll get the results soon. This is a good a time as any to sign him up for "special" tutoring, which will train him to think differently and use different parts of his brain, because clearly, what we're doing is not working. I've been wanting to do this for yrs but husband didn't want to spend the $. I'm going to find the $ somewhere. The teacher recommended Too Loud Too Bright http://www.amazon.com/Loud-Bright-F...345144885&sr=1-1&keywords=too+bright+too+loud He's been really bratty today but I'm trying to be patient. It's not just the stress of testing, and doing chores, and his wanting to be on the computer every second of the day; it's that easy child leaves tomorrow and is so mad at difficult child for stealing from her room that she doesn't want to have anything to do with-him any more. It's repeated behavior and she feels violated. My insides are crumbling.