My son is in 9th grade and recently diagnosed with ADD. He does great mostly in school except for English. He struggles with reading comprehension and writing. He cannot write a paragraph and now in high school they are expected to write 5 paragraph essays He has always struggled but because he is smart he has been able to get by without much problems. It is now catching up with him in high school. The problem is he doesn't like to ask for help in English and rather skip the essay questions. The school wont test him as I requested because he's not 2 grade levels behind. His 504 only gives him extra time accommodations not help with writing/ reading. I feel like I am going to have to pay for a tutor or have him tested outside of the school because I don't know how else to get him help. I need to also get him to ask for help without me getting involved and emailing the teacher. Any advice would be appreciated.