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So my son's preschool teacher sent home a ASQ the social-emotional version. He is in an included classroom bc of phonological delays. I worked really hard on answering the questions accurately. I have been concerned about his social skills, especially with peers. I even took the free questionaire on university of Oregon's web page because I figured I would get those results sooner. Anyways, I returned the questionare to my ds teacher today and mentioned that some of the questions were hard bc he act very differently in different situations. VERY Differently. Also he learns the right responses to questions and sticks with those answers, so sometimes it seems like he is getting it but it is just his programmed response. For example one of the questions is Can he name one friend? well yes he can but he ALWAYS says Adam and that is only because after the first day of school I talked to him about the kids in his class and specifically mentioned Adam. Now he only says Adam's name. The teacher's response was that it didn't matter how I filled it out bc he is already in a program. She says it is mandated by the state, she scores them, and sends in the results. Then does NOTHING. She said the test doesn't matter at all.<br><br>
After I got home from picking up DS I checked my email his ASQSE results came back in the high catagory and they recomend being seen by a professional to do a full assessment.<br><br>
So now what should I do? Should I email the teacher and explain my concerns bc of the online questionare? The teacher thinks there is absolutely no other delays, but his social skills really worry me at times. Everytime I have brought up my concerns she just brushes them off. He looks very typical but there is just something that is a bit off. Do I pursue other avenues like a dev ped or push her\ school for a full assesment??<br><br>
I dont understand why she sent it home to fill out and then tell me it doesn't matter how I answer it. Nothing at all will be done.
 

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A teacher is not qualified to say either way. I'd get him tested & see what happens from there. He may qualify for services that could be partially funded.
 

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Didn't the school district do a full eval when he was being qualified for the inclusion preschool? Does he have an IEP?<br><br>
When DS was in special ed preschool we had to do the ASQ every year too. The teacher wasn't supposed to do anything with it except record the scores and send them to the state. The state uses the scores for statistical purposes. In our district the ASQ is not intended to be a tool for the teacher. And in my personal experience, there was nothing in the ASQ results that was a surprise to the teacher.<br><br>
However, given your concerns, I think you should ask you regular doc for a referal to a developmental ped and have a full eval done. This can be helpful even if the school district does their own eval. In my area, many parents have both done. The district comes up with an educational classification, the developmental ped makes a medical diagnosis. Both are useful in different ways.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Didn't the school district do a full eval when he was being qualified for the inclusion preschool? Does he have an IEP?<br><br>
When DS was in special ed preschool we had to do the ASQ every year too. The teacher wasn't supposed to do anything with it except record the scores and send them to the state. The state uses the scores for statistical purposes. In our district the ASQ is not intended to be a tool for the teacher. And in my personal experience, there was nothing in the ASQ results that was a surprise to the teacher.<br></div>
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Yes, they had a Child Psychologist watch him for a 1\2 an hour during EI preschool. That was to check all areas including emotional social skills. He acts really different at school, kinda checked out. He didn't really play with any kids then either, but that was age apropriate. He still only does parrellel play and most of the time refuses to even play by kids he doesn't know and says they are scary. He does have an IEP but it only addresses the speech.<br><br>
Thanks for the info about your DS's preschool that must be why she said the scores really didn't matter. After I read through the questionaire, and saw the things he was supposed to be doing I guess I probably was worried and then felt like she brushed me off.
 

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that's not much. If you have good insurance, get a full eval. Make sure you jump through any hoops required to get it paid for (if you need a referral from your primary dr., etc/)
 
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