Sam was a motivated student and had good grades until he entered ninth grade. First, his math grade began falling from an A to a B then to a C. Next his English grade began to fall. Sam spent a lot of time studying. He always completed his homework but he didn’t do well on tests and examinations. Sam’s pediatrician referred Sam to Powers Educational Services for a comprehensive cognitive and achievement evaluation to determine what underlying difficulties contributed to Sam’s problems. The testing revealed that Sam’s Processing Speed and reading rate were in the below average range. Because Sam’s IQ was in the Superior range, he had been able to compensate until 9th grade when academics became more complex. Working one to one with a Powers private teacher enabled Sam to improve his reading rate and become more efficient when processing new information. Sam’s grades began to rise. Today Sam is a junior at Miami University and is on the Dean’s List.