I am in the process of researching wrights law and IDEA and all that good stuff. As I have said before Miss does have a language impaired IEP that has been in place since she was 3 years old, she will be 7 next month. She struggled through Kindergarten last year and barely came up to grade level at the end of the year on benchmark tests.
She has struggled in first grade since the beginning of the year with some peaks of improvement on benchmark scores but she test anywhere from 30 % to 80 %, very inconsistent. Since January her struggles have become more and more apparent in the classroom work, even though some of her benchmark scores have come out okay. Her most recent benchmark scores was not okay at 65%.
We had our meeting with Mrs. Teacher last Friday to discuss our concerns and she met all those concerns as being her own before we verbalized them. She felt that it was time to put into effect the next level of intervention and have testing done to see where Miss M’s learning struggles are at in reality. We were thrilled to hear it and agreed totally.
I received an e-mail this morning from Mrs. Teacher which said the special education coordinator wants her to start tracking and graphing Miss’ weaknesses displayed on weekly benchmark assessments and track these assessments for two weeks to get a better idea on which skills Miss’ needs help with.
Then Mrs. Teacher is to help Miss with these skills to give her even more help than she is currently getting. Special education coordinator did not suggest any further assessments since Miss was progressing nicely and just recently fell. She feels that the decline in scores is probably due to the intern. I am sure this is why Miss is not wanting to come to school, as well.
Basically Dad and feel enough is enough, this child obviously has diagnosable learning disabilities and it is time to decipher what those are through diagnostic testing. She does have an IEP but the help she needs is not spelled out on it and that is very deliberate by Special education coordinator lady.
The request I am putting out to any and all of you Moms is to please help me narrow in on the laws that pertain to our right to have our child further tested. I am willing to start with the school doing the testing but I know that we also have the right to have outside testing done at their expense, at least we can request/fight for that by law. I believe that Miss may have auditory processing problems, dyslexia and dysgraphia from the struggles we see out of her (and always have). The testing that we had done for her in December was more general and did identify that she had very low ability to follow oral instructions.
At home Miss does not have the ability to do her work independently successfully and she gets frustrated quickly and wants to give up. At school they describe her ability to accomplish a task on her own as 50/50. The fact is she brings home a lot of uncompleted work. At school she isn't likely to display her frustration but she is a master at staying under the radar and just not doing the work.
So if you Moms would either linky dinky do where to get the info I need in the comment section or you can e-mail me privately if you prefer – firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanking you in advance!!!