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My son struggled with reading but was a whiz in math and other subjects. We discovered he has auditory processing disorder just before third grade last year. An amplification system was placed in his classroom but he receives no other accommodations.

When the IEP team met, I was told he scored average to above average overall on all other educational testing except some subtests and does not qualify for an IEP or 504 plan. I asked for a meeting with the new teachers each school year and a specific accommodation page to be implemented for the teacher such as preferential seating and specifics about his disability because an amplification system does not resolve his disorder and was told that the former teacher would talk with them.

What are my rights? I was adamant to request the above but need further help.


It is not common to only find an auditory processing disorder. Has your son had formal testing to clarify what other factors might contribute to his reading disability? I would suspect that there is more.

You need to have a good educational consultant to help you with your school system. You need to clarify what accommodations are needed and how to approach your school to get these accommodations.

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