I'm tutoring a boy (due to go into Y6 in September), who is performing about 2 years below his peers. He's 'had problems' since nursery and has extra help in school, but is still struggling. He cannot follow more than one instruction and seems to have great difficulty retaining information (short term). I think he has some kind of processing problem (possibly APD) - there's nothing wrong with his hearing. It's nothing to do with intelligence, as he can do things that are very straight-forward or guided. Mum wants to 'get things moving' (and so do I) and wants to know how to go about consulting with an educational psychologist, privately. Can anyone advise, as the boy's doctor didn't know what APD was and mum was advised to go through school. Does anyone know how to go down this route privately, please?