A family moved to the midwest from another state where the parent was told her child could not get tested until third grade for learning disabilities. The mother asked for help for her child in first grade. After moving to the midwest, the public school district personnel told the mother that she could not get an IEP for dyslexia, and, that the mother would have to go get the child tested somewhere by a medical person. The mother was in the pipeline for medical testing at a major hospital for most of a school year. Meanwhile the child struggles and gets further behind.
This agreeable parent was just too nice! And what did niceness accomplish?
Unfortunately too many time this advocate is the bearer of bad news…I told the parent she had been bamboozled or either terribly misinformed.
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