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Author Topic: So, why do I feel so bad about putting my foot down?  (Read 192 times)

Shadow_lark

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So, why do I feel so bad about putting my foot down?
« on: March 12, 2019, 08:59:46 am »
I've been back and forth with the school regarding my middle child and literacy skills. She is in second grade and reading at a level consistent with a child entering first grade. We've done the meetings and the extra help. It hasnt worked, but yesterday I got a letter from them stating that they still dont think it is necessary to test for learning disabilities in her.

I'm so mad at the school. I've been asking for so long for them to test so that we can come up with a plan that will actually help her. And they refuse. They want to wait and see....again. the same thing we have been doing for over a year. So I emailed everyone who made the choice, as well as her teacher, the superintendent and the entire board of directors to let them know how appalled I am at their failure here. Also that I wont be letting it drop. I know I'm in the right and something further needs to happen. Yet now I feel panicked, and like a giant piece of crap for speaking my mind. Whyyyyy is it so damn hard to stand up for my kid?

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Have you requested it in writing? I know certain states they have to do testing if you request it in writing.

Shadow_lark

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Have you requested it in writing? I know certain states they have to do testing if you request it in writing.

No I haven't. I'll look into that. Thank you

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So pay out of pocket and have her tested.  Then the school cannot keep sweeping it under the rug.

Shadow_lark

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So pay out of pocket and have her tested.  Then the school cannot keep sweeping it under the rug.

We have an appointment to do just that in April, but I'd rather the school paid for it as it is part of their responsibility to do so. Plus, I could do a lot with that $3,000. Yeah, it's going for the best cause, but frankly, my savings needs it right now.

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Have you requested it in writing? I know certain states they have to do testing if you request it in writing.


^^This.^^ 

Back when we first needed to have my son evaluated for learning disabilities, the school completely ignored us until I put it in writing. Once I sent in a written request for evaluation, they had 90 days in which to complete it.

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So pay out of pocket and have her tested.  Then the school cannot keep sweeping it under the rug.

We have an appointment to do just that in April, but I'd rather the school paid for it as it is part of their responsibility to do so. Plus, I could do a lot with that $3,000. Yeah, it's going for the best cause, but frankly, my savings needs it right now.


Why is it $3000?  I had my kid tested and it was only a couple hundred bucks. 

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So pay out of pocket and have her tested.  Then the school cannot keep sweeping it under the rug.

We have an appointment to do just that in April, but I'd rather the school paid for it as it is part of their responsibility to do so. Plus, I could do a lot with that $3,000. Yeah, it's going for the best cause, but frankly, my savings needs it right now.


Why is it $3000?  I had my kid tested and it was only a couple hundred bucks.   I had it done through a therapist that specialized in ADHD, learning disabilities and autistic kids.

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So pay out of pocket and have her tested.  Then the school cannot keep sweeping it under the rug.

We have an appointment to do just that in April, but I'd rather the school paid for it as it is part of their responsibility to do so. Plus, I could do a lot with that $3,000. Yeah, it's going for the best cause, but frankly, my savings needs it right now.


Why is it $3000?  I had my kid tested and it was only a couple hundred bucks.
Because that's the price around here apparently. We have to pay out of pocket entirely because the only place that takes dds insurance is booking over a year out and we can't afford to wait that long.

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Ilovemyson

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Grow a spine

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Grow a spine
Well thank you very much. Your reply was insightful and helpful and overall just lifted a huge burden off my shoulders. I feel like, after reading this, that I'm ready to take on the world and bash down the doors of the school, denial letters flying in the winds of my rage. And I'm gonna stand over the administration with the shotgun of my righteous anger pointed in their faces as their trembling hands call the school psychologist and demand immediate testing, whereupon they will all see that I am right in my observations and subsequently bow at my feet.

Seriously? Unless you have something of actual value to say, just get up on your little Nancy toes and tiptoe the fuck right on out of my post.

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You sound like an insane person.

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You sound like an insane person.
Ok. And what does that have to do with anything?

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No wonder an insane person needs advice.

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No wonder an insane person needs advice.
Oh no, the voices give me excellent advice.

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