Hi Kate, my son got into an opportunity class and a selective high school. But by year 10 was struggling and failing. Unfortunately, Australian selective high schools have no way of dealing recognising learning difficulties. Through my own research I got him tested at UNSW and he was in the extreme category for difficulty processing but with a very high IQ. So not lazy, just struggling. This is an interesting article. His father has the same set of problems and I have been told it does come through from the male side of the family. His father was told he was lazy and told our son that he was lazy. Which he now believes. He had to leave school and is now a dishwasher. Not a great outcome for such a bright kid.

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