mynameismommy asks:

9 year old son struggling in school

My son is 9 and in the 4th grade.  He is getting extra help in basically every subject - reading (RTI program), writing (IEP in this area for written communication - extra help plus software in the classroom), math (extra help before school 3 days a week).  He has been evaluated as having short term memory issues, but his IQ is normal.  He can focus at times and is easily distracted at others.  Recently we are struggling because he is very disorganized (no matter how many ways he and I come up with to help) and leaving homework at school, not turning in homework that is complete, and is unmotivated to improve.  We've gone from Bs to Ds in 6 months.  I have asked for another meeting with his team at school and am having him evaluated by an educational psychologist. What else can I do?  What else should I be doing?  I am in contact with his teachers at least 2 times a week now, am working with him at home and have started to take things away.  HELP!  
In Topics: School and Academics
> 60 days ago