I wanted to take a minute to share what your assessment (Dr Jo Davies) has meant for us nearly a year on. Understanding the problems our son has with processing speed has allowed us to have an informed conversation with the school to make learning more enjoyable for him. The teachers read your report and we met to discuss. Simple changes like allowing him to choose the best place to sit in the class and allowing him to have a quick break from a longer piece of work have made a huge difference. It has changed my approach as a parent recognising that he has the ability if given the time. Given a few extra minutes his SATS results were all above average. The information empowered me to ask the school to think about how they assessed spellings for him; the risk of leaving him in the bottom group based on short timed tests meant that he was never challenged and lost interest. They listened and he has been put up 2 groups in 6 months. The teachers expect more of him given a little extra time. He has relished the challenge and his self esteem has grown. He now approaches homework with a smile, I try very hard not to get cross when he takes an age to get his ideas down and we use strategies to help him organise his thoughts. The assessment and recommendations you made will have a lasting affect on our son’s learning and we are very appreciative.