Hi all here's the deal back in Oct my DD 6th grade teacher said she was having trouble paying attention in class and not focusing as well as having trouble keeping with the flow of the class, in addition she was reading below grade level. So I hired a tutor and I am reading with her seperate from the class assignments twice a week. I am working with her on all class assignments keeping up with the work, I feel that she has improved somewhat some of her test grades have been better from D and U's to B's and A's! Since she was having some much trouble across main subjects they wanted to have her tested. I said ok and about a week ago I met with the school psyc to go over all the testing. Her test scores were erratic in that some things she was high acheiving and other areas she was low average. Her overall intellegence was right where it should be for a child her age(I knew that already) Her ability to achive is there, she is having problems with focusing recalling facts and paying attention and staying on task. She has always been an average student and has some comprehension issues in 4th grade but we worked with her in preparing for SOL tests etc.. In 4th and 5th grade no teacher ever said she was having any problems like this year. The worst thing about this is I also work at the school!! I do keep my distance and I have been getting my daughter to advocate for herself more. The 6th grade teachers are really making me angry, they do not seem to want to work with her. When I Talked to the teacher last monday and I asked to have a meeting about my daughter she said she would get back to me, she did 4 days later only after I send a nice email saying I was available with flexible times. Her comment was that my DD is lost and seems confused throughout the day. I e mailed back and told her my concers as well as a problem that she was having with a boy that sat next to her, I asked that he be moved b/c he was saying very inappropriate things outloud in earshot of her but not directly to her, so after that e mail, my dd said he was moved that afternoon(she was not aware of my e mail) I am at my wits end, I know my daughter is a little slow and tends to discuss things randomly and sometimes seems to talk about things that don't make sense but when I ask her to explain what she means she does and she is soo hard working and likes school and she does the work, however, she is not fully aware of why she can't remember and why she has trouble paying attention. It was suggested by the school psyc that we rule out ADD(When I mentioned this to the teachers in OCt, they were not 100% convinced that this is what the problem was. She seems to fit the profile but I am not sure what to do now, we certainly don't want to medicate her, I want the teachers to just be understanding and work with her but they don't seem like they want to b/c she does not have an IEP, she will not qualify for special services b/c of her test scores. How would you as a parent and or teacher handle this?? I feel like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place! I will most likely be taking her to the dr and discussing this with her DR. but I am still uneasy about this whole situation.