Hi everyone. Brief history, my dd age 6 suffered traumatic brain injury recently. She will be returning to school in a couple of weeks. She will repeat kindergarten over again starting on Sept 7th. We just moved here so we registered her over the summer and met with a few people from the school. They said they didn't want to begin testing her until school actually starts. Someone made the comment that once school actually starts she may not need any special needs help. I'm with her everyday so I know that her brain does not work in the same way, and she will not be able to do many of the things she previously did in kindergarten. She gets very tired easily, and has trouble with memory and concentration. I asked if a representative from the local brain injury association could come in and talk to everyone about how tbi affects a child's ability to learn and different ways of helping them. They weren't so enthusiastic about that. Anyway, school is about to start and there is nothing in place for her. Is this typical. I feel like they should have at least gotten the process started to decide if she needs special needs. I've called them and got the same answer. I've heard from many people that I'm really going to have to fight for her to get what she deserves. I'm actually thinking of homeschooling if she does not do well. I've always wanted to homeschool, but before my daughter was very outgoing and would have not benefited from it. I don't know, this is all so new and confusing.
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8/24/10 at 5:35pm