I met with the school psychologist today re: the evaluation for an IEP for difficult child. It had been rescheduled from Friday because I came down with the stomach flu. I'm really not sure how I feel about it. She went over everything and said if she qualifies it could be under ED or Other Health Impaired and she'd rather see her qualify under Other Health Impaired. I'm not sure that matters much to me. She did seem concerned that difficult child wouldn't qualify because she doesn't think she would see an adverse educational impact. However, she is going to ask her teachers to write a letter and detailing the assignments they have exempted her from (mostly homework) as well as how much school she has missed. She also said she is going to try to get her covered and will do everything she can within the limits of the law. A few things really bothered me though. On one form they indicated that I was forgoing interventions because I had requested an IEP. That really got to me because I had been trying to get everyone to sit down since before I re-enrolled difficult child in this school (from the charter school) and I never got anywhere. So it should have said that the SD sat on it's hands and Mom had to force them to take some kind of action. But I can let that go. Second, she noted that I said (from prior conversations with guidance counselor) anxiety as being one of difficult child's issues. The letter from therapist said "depression and panic disorder" so the school psychologist noted that anxiety was not reported by the therapist. Ummm....panic disorder is anxiety to a more extreme level. Duh! I would think that is just common sense. The school psychologist did say that instead of just presenting everything at the IEP meeting, she would keep in touch with me and let them know how things are progressing and what they are finding. She did say she's not sure how they would write her IEP and that she would have to sit down with her supervisor at that point. Good thing for me, difficult child's neuropysch called me Sunday night and said that if we needed any help writing the IEP to let her know. neuropsychologist also said, "It's not hard. We know what she needs." ~cough~ Someone should tell the SD. So I'm going to see how things progress. I have a call into the neuropsychologist to check her availability. I know the SD has 60 days, but she is a busy woman. If anyone thinks any of this sounds unusual or has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them. I've never done this before so it's all new to me!