Our 14 year old needs help communicating his thoughts and ideas
We have a 14 year old boy (9th grade) who excels at math, science, and music, but has a lot of trouble expressing his ideas and thoughts verbally and in writing. If we ask him to explain something or describe something about his day, he gets frustrated with himself and says things like "I don't know how to explain it". He has trouble turning his thoughts into a compelling story. This is nothing new, as he has been this way since he was very young. We just know that this will become a major problem for him as he starts to take classes that require him to write essays and term papers and when it comes time for him to write essays for college applications. Can anyone recommend a way for us to help him work through this difficulty, be it a tutor, a therapist, or whatever?