How the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund can helpBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7015.1305c (Published 11 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1305
EDITOR,--My 15 year old son recently sat eight GCSEs. There is nothing unusual in that: thousands of teenagers did the same thing. But there is something unusual about my son. Obviously bright and certainly not deaf, he did not talk until he was 4, and he received speech therapy until we moved to the Southern hemisphere in the interests of my husband's career as a doctor. Sadly, teachers there labelled him as “not very bright.”
When our son was 9 my husband took him to be assessed by an educational psychologist. Apparently, he had an IQ of …
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