Taylor, let's go in to see your teacher to find out just what's wrong with you.
Um, now, let me recommend someone who can evaluate him. Also, has he seen a tutor? I think that could help. Why don't we sit down and discuss some learning goals.
Hi Mrs. Blanchard, Taylor. Thank you for coming in today.
oh, this should be fun...
So what can you tell me about Taylor's "learnin" problems.
Taylor is a great student and he participates really well in class. But I'd like to have him get some help on his literacy skills.
Oh, I see. So what's wrong with him, exactly?
Nothing is wrong with him Mrs. B. He is bright, but he may have an underlying issue, or he is just dealing with anxiety at the moment. Has he been evaluated by a professional before?
I always known something was wrong with him. Comes from his father.
Yeah well, I suppose we can do that.
Great. Now, how about reading? Does he read books at home? Studies have shown this to improve literacy tremendously.
OK, well that's a start. Let's see if we can find any books he fancies, and have him work on something soon. I have some nonfiction he may prefer. Why don't we set some goals down, and then meet in a month to discuss again?
Well, I did buy him that comic strip of Moby Dick, but he just plays video games all day.