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Perhaps it would have been more accurate to say that I wouldn't rely on the school system for an accurate or timely evaluation. Most school psychologists are hugely overworked. Their large caseloads mean that it could be weeks before your DD could be seen and evaluated. Whereas if you bypass the school, then you could get an evaluation much more quickly. Also, generally, to get an evalution by the school you will first need to petition for it, they have 10 working days to...
To get a 504, in general, you need a diagnosis of some sort (anxiety is considered an "other health impairment") and show how it impacts the child in school. That does not need to be an academic impact, and emotional outbursts in the classroom would be considered a classroom impact (this is the big one for my DD). I am not sure how it fairs with charters and I'm sure it varies by state. We had a private evaluation. I would not personally ask the school system for an...
OP, my older DD is very much like this. She cries a lot in school when things get overwhelming for various reasons. This year (third grade) she got a teacher who simply could not deal with her and made things worse. We started taking her to a therapist and they are using CBT and treating it as anxiety. The therapist does not necessarily think she really qualifies for a GAD diagnosis, but the techniques are similar whether or not she technically has GAD, because she...
Quote: I'm asking because I strongly suspect DD has not received any, and hasn't for at least a year, if not longer. In our district, the way the reading specialist explained things to me was that K is "teaching pre-reading skills", 1st is "really learning to read" and 2nd is "becoming a fluent reading". So what this translates into in our district is that if your child is already a fluent reader before 2nd, they are often left to coast through 2nd...
I think that my third grader gets a lot of homework, but that is more than she gets for any one night. We do have the problem of the teacher "forgetting" they assigned a packet on Monday and continuing to assign other homework throughout the week, but that's a little different.
We had to address this last year when DD tested into the gifted program. Here they are trying to change the name from GT to AAP (Advanced Academic Programming), but the GT label is pretty well entrenched right now. I did not mention it at all to her (they test all second graders here, the program starts in thrid grade) and one day she came home and tearfully asked me if she was not smart enough for GT. Apparently the kids in her class had been discussing amongst themseves...
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We are seeing some of this with my older DD this year. She moved into the GT program in her district which is a pretty good fit for her level. She started off the year with a multiplication "test" where she did not even finish the first page and got some of those wrong. This was the first time this had ever happened to her. Quote: Not sure how it fits in with his program, but just a couple of general suggestions. Encourage him to set small realistic goals...
I would definitely pursue it. We are struggling with this right. My older DD (also 8) has had worsening anxiety as she gets older. We had a neuropsych eval last year and they said it was not GAD, but this year things have gotten worse. For us, the issues center around school and my having gone back to work full time over the summer. While she often does OK, she is a huge worrier and at times needs a LOT of help and support for her anxious periods. We are searching for...
Thanks for the info. As for price, yes I hear you, ugh, but believe it or not, it is the most reasonably priced progressive school that I have found in the area that I would consider doable in terms of commute.
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