I have a sensitive question to ask. I hope you all can forgive me for this.
This is for DS1. We received his acceptance letter a few days ago for school. This is a very good school. However, they are not set up to handle any sort of disability or behavior issue.
If after this testing he has some sort of issue should I notify his school? They will not allow him to attend and it will be the best school for his needs over public school. Am I legally or morally obliged to deny or not offer information about his testing? At the time of the application I didn't even consider that there might be a learning disability, ADD or something else. And I still think some of these things will improve with time since I've seen so much improvement over the past couple of years.
I am willing and able to work with whatever comes about but I can't have him not accepted into this school etc. I am hoping to work hard with him over the summer learning how to help him with his lack of organizational skills. The school gives all of their students a day planner and teaches them how to use it, and follows up daily until the end of third grade. So I think that will also help him.
Can anyone offer thoughts about this issue?
P.S. I got the teacher's evaluation back to submit to the Development Unit. Mainly her concerns would likely not support a diagnosis of ADD. My scoring also put him just under the diagnostic level needed for a diagnosis. She wrote her specific concerns:
1. lack of organizational skills, can't pack up backpack and get homework packed up, forgets books to take home
2. Last out of the class, last done with tests
3. Raises hand to ask a question but forgets what he was going to ask
4. Doesn't complete assignments if he runs out of time (has same issue with finishing his lunch, runs out of time)
Does this sound like just the age (6y 4m) or like a developmental issue? Yes he needs some OT and we're working on that too. The school board is going to provide this along with his IQ testing, Achievement testing, and other observational type testing etc.