D'OH -- you mean you also want the SLS to attend the IEP evaluation meeting?

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by gcvmom, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I have serious doubts about difficult child 1's counselor having all the cards for a full deck.

    The school received my letter requesting a (thank you TM for the wording here) "full and complete MULTI-DISCIPLINARY evaluation." So when she called me today to discuss the upcoming meetings and who would be there, I asked if the speech/language specialist would be there and the counselor was clearly taken aback by my question. The counselor hadn't even thought of it. I pointed out difficult child 1's consistent problem with group projects and suggested maybe there was a social skills component or evena language pragmatics component -- I didn't know, I just wanted to make sure we left no stone unturned. She agreed it would be a good idea and said she'd make sure that person was invited to the meetings.

    Sheesh. :faint: I wonder what else she hasn't thought of?
  2. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm glad you spoke with her about the S&L teacher being there. I hope that she has everything else covered. If not, you will have to fill her in-go warrior mom!:warrior:
  3. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    I agree. Thick as a brick.

    I think it's because a departmental-sized set of blinkers comes with the job.

  4. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Do me a favor... make sure he gets his hearing tested and is tested for Auditory Processing Disorder (Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)). SRL and Sheila know about that specific testing. As a matter of fact, I'd post this over in Special Education so Sheila can make a few suggestions of what to look for.
  5. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Thanks for reminding me of that TM. He WAS tested for it in preschool and he definitely had issues then. But that was also before he started medications for ADHD, and he was never tested again after that. Perhaps I assumed wrongly that the medications fixed all that. Even if the school doesn't cover it, I'll make sure the neuropsychologist does!