I've just told the school disctrict that Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and Occupational Therapist (OT) will be with me at the follow up meeting once the school evaluation is done. I did not ask permission, just asked wether we could set up a date and time in advance (instead of doing the day of the evaluation) in order to accommodate everyone's busy schedule. Now, the Special Education director wants my permission to talk to the Occupational Therapist (OT). ??? I know the Occupational Therapist (OT) is on my side, but why would she want to talk to her without me being here? Why would she want to talk to her before the evaluation is even conducted? I did resquest that the school evaluation include sensory test and spatial/visual tests as those are problem areas for V. Would that be the reason they want to talk to her? But still, why would they do that?? I DO NOT trust the Special Education. She has been nthing but headaches and NO help. Give permission or not?