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Our daughter is 7, nearly 8. She's had the same pediatrician since she was 45 minutes old who's never said a thing about her speech.
Last month at school conferences the teacher asked about the speech therapist having a look at her. We said sure, but as an in class observation. We did not want her pulled from class. She agreed and sometime later the speech person sat in on a language arts class and discreetly listened to our daughter read out loud and answer some comprehension classes.
Now the agreement is being jostled, the speech lady said she needs to pull my daughter from class to "complete the evaluation" and come up with a plan.. yes she needs speech services, the amount needed remains to be seen. We said thanks but no thanks.She was pretty ticked, would not let me explain. She had the teacher call my husband who also tried to explain.
Our reasoning is there's a clinic in town with PT, OT, and speech therapy open til 6pm (school ends at 2:30) and there's simply no need for her to be pulled from class. There's two ways it could go and it's awful either way
1) pulled from an academic class like math
2) pulled from a fluff or fun thing like gym or art
Both options suck and are unacceptable to us and unfair to her
My husband is very close with his boss, who's a father of 9,who has tried to convince us that going against the schools obvious wishes like this is a terrible idea.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:11 PM on Nov. 27, 2012 in Kids' Health
Answer by mompam at 5:16 PM on Nov. 27, 2012
Answer by Anonymous at 5:18 PM on Nov. 27, 2012
Schools push for additional services for funding. They don't give a shit about the kids.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on Nov. 27, 2012
Answer by LostSoul88 at 5:25 PM on Nov. 27, 2012
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:27 PM on Nov. 27, 2012
Answer by missanc at 5:27 PM on Nov. 27, 2012
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Answer by Crafty26 at 5:31 PM on Nov. 27, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 5:31 PM on Nov. 27, 2012
Answer by But_Mommie at 5:31 PM on Nov. 27, 2012