I teach 3rd grade. One of my students was diagnosed with dyslexia last year. He is now classified and receives basic skills help in LA and Math. However, we are a small, private school. I do feel in my heart that he would be better off in a public school with better trained individuals or at least in a classroom with an aide who can assist him. Anyway, I have tried since Sept to contact his mom..all to no avail. Apparently, she feels there is nothing wrong with him. Tonight I bumped into her, by chance, one again expressed my concern and she told me to call her tomorrow. Now, I know that she feels nothing is wrong with him, so I need to inform her of what has been going on with regards to schoolwork and homework. I cannot outright say, "I think your child should be in public school," but I am going to say that everyone here is doing the best for him but his total needs are not being met. I want to request that he stay after school once a week for extra tutoring by me. I am afraid that mom will not go for the extra help and definitely will not seek outside means to help her son (tutoring, Sylan, etc). What else can I do for him? What can I say to her to make the conversation go smoothly? Also, I do notice that he comes to school smelling malodorous. Sometimes with dirty shirts and hair. Do I have a right to mention this? Should I not? Please help! I know you all are so awesome and always give good advice. Thanks!