Next step for struggling High Schooler?
I could use some suggestions from those who've gone before on trying to sort out the issues of a 15 year old who's struggled with Math and some other aspects of school forever.
My observation is that she processes at a slightly reduced speed then her sister and I, It can be hard for her to grasp concepts from complex questions, or statements. As in: All Quiet on the Western Front is over her head and the essay questions just don't make sense to her. She's not cognitively slow: she has a perceptive wit and sharp insights. But when she's pressed for time, or people become impatient with her, or is given too many directions at one time, she gets very anxious and frustrated and shuts down. Math is very hard for her, and tests are a disaster. She is a model student, not disruptive, polite and kind. She can tend to daydream, really has no interest in school other than knowing she needs to make a living someday. She's hard working, and does ok, but there are a few areas of concern, and as her course work gets more complex, she seems less able to function well. She hates that school seems much harder for her than for her friends.
I don't know if I should go to a Neurological Psychologist and have a full work up so we can put accommodations in place? An Executive Function expert? Or a therapist for her anxiety? I know any direction I go is out of pocket so I want to make sure I'm heading in a direction that'll get the most results.
Anyone have any experience or advice? Thank you.