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Year 9 troubles

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Hooplah Fri 12-May-17 20:02:35

My 14 year old DS is dyslexic and shows some very mild dyspraxic tendencies and is struggling at school so badly. He is at a private school and gets a huge amount of 1-2-1 support but he's just done end of year 9 exams and the results are shocking. We have 2 years to try and change something before the dreaded GCSEs... We 're not looking for A* or whatever it is now (9 points?)...he just needs to pass so he can move on to do his BTEC. He doesn't 'get' maths and sciences (I think he has dyscalculia but that's not really recognised and not sure what good a diagnosis of that that would do anyway)...he overheard his teachers discussing him today and it's not good. He has low self-esteem and no confidence whatsoever. ADD has been suggested over the past few months by 4 different sources but this has never been mentioned before at any stage and Google is just confusing me more? We have absolutely no idea how to help him. I have a GP appointment in a few weeks to discuss but unsure how to broach it or what she can do? Any advice appreciated, thank you.

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