My daughter is behind a full year in school now. The school and us parents are doing everything to get her ahead. We discussed perhaps holding her back a year in second grade to catch up. If so we would put her in a different school next year so she wouldn't see her friends move on. This same day a teacher called and stated she thinks she has a learning disability. Has any other mom gone through this and what happened. How long did it take to find out and did your child ever catch up?
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:22 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
Answer by amydh at 4:03 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
Answer by amydh at 4:07 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
My son's KG teacher suggested that we get him evaluated for ADHD (which we did and he does have as well as Oppositional Defiant Disorder). He was held back in first grade. During his second grade year, he was also tested by the school psychologist to see if there may have been anything else going on (which there wasn't). He now has an IEP (individualized education plan) which has helped some. So what amydh posted is true, it is the school's responsibility to test your child for whatever they're suggesting may be a problem that interferes with her academic abilities/disabilities.
Answer by LovingParent08 at 4:22 PM on Nov. 13, 2008
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:23 PM on Nov. 13, 2008