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Mom to an amazing little guy, age 9 (Autism, Hyperlexia, Dyspraxia, Albinism, Chromosome Microdeletion)
but everything has pros and cons
Cassie, mom to Alex(4/7/05), Aidan(7/12/07), and Andrew(8/18/08)
Mine has been evaluated by Early Intervention, the school district plus two other major facilities in the last 5 years. The last eval (in the fall--he was almost 6yo) was by a private facility and they actually asked for birth-related complications, etc.
I think the "specialists" are getting a little more wise to the concept of birth injury or complications having a potential impact on learning disabilities. I don't think they'd DISqualify your child based on the information if the other testing showed a need (legally, they couldn't); but I do think that if they saw something there that is even remotely likely to have been a problem--or something currently being researched because it is suspect--it only bolsters their argument to err on the side of caution and be more generous with services.
That being said, I absolutely wouldn't release the actual medical records. I WOULD fill out a form giving them the information about complications, etc. but not the actual records.
Stuff about YOU won't be in the birth record as it's your DS's record. There will be stuff on YOUR record about yourself. Whether you refused a vax would be in your ds's record because it is about him.
|I think the "specialists" are getting a little more wise to the concept of birth injury or complications having a potential impact on learning disabilities|
yes birth injury/complications can have an impact on the child's education needs, but they don't need the actual records to provide the child's education. Whether a birth injury/complication has an impact should be part of the medical form filled out by the parents & that's as far as it needs to go. Having the actual birth records won't change what the educators do.