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    Default Posting for *2ndtime* here....she needs info...

    She's having difficulty accessing the boards to post and asked if I would post on her behalf (I-hosts have been e-mailed already).


    "My special request--school starts tomorrow, and I'm going to ask for an evaluation. However, they told me it could take as much as 60 school days to get that done, at which point half a year is gone and she is lost...

    Can you post on my behalf on SNK? I really need some advice about how to find appropriate professionals to evaluate her (and her little brother for that matter). I've been reading and reading, but the whole issue of finding the right professionals has me mystified and frustrated."

    Thanks everyone!

    C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine S
    She's having difficulty accessing the boards to post and asked if I would post on her behalf (I-hosts have been e-mailed already).


    "My special request--school starts tomorrow, and I'm going to ask for an evaluation. However, they told me it could take as much as 60 school days to get that done, at which point half a year is gone and she is lost...

    Can you post on my behalf on SNK? I really need some advice about how to find appropriate professionals to evaluate her (and her little brother for that matter). I've been reading and reading, but the whole issue of finding the right professionals has me mystified and frustrated."

    Thanks everyone!

    C
    I'm no expert, but if she is going to be in a class with a new teacher, the teacher could probably use some time to get to know her. I'm not big on an evaluation by strangers because I think that even though they may be trained professionals that they don't have enough information to make an overall informed assessment.

    I brought this up at the beginning of last year for DS who was in a new school with a new teacher. I said he had an independent eval done and wanted to give the school a heads up about ADHD behavior, but they said they wanted to get to know him first before concluding anything. They just didn't have enough information yet to really have an informed conversation with me about him, which I think is totally understandable.

    Anyway, I think that if you suspect anything in particular going on with your child, that you could give the teacher a head's up to watch for it and accommodate if at all possible during the time it takes to get a formal evaluation done. I understand the disappointment about half the year being gone, but I do think there is some value in the teacher (and school?) getting to know the child before evaluating. Hugs and good luck.

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    We went outside of the school system, too. It was for several reasons, but like you, I didn't want to wait 60 days and then be at the mercy of a school paid evaluator. Plus, I wanted a more global eval, not just one that focuses on academics.

    I found our private evaluator through our OT. I suppose you could ask her ped or any other specialist your child is working with. I'm not sure what the concerns are, so it's hard to answer.

    Good luck and feel free to email if you're having trouble posting.
    Val

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    I would suggest your friend do both!

    When I was trying to get a dx for my DS, I submitted a request thru the school and then I did research on my own for a private dx. The school was not happy I had my DS evaluated privatley, but I could care less as they did not pay for it. Besides, the private dx was the same as the dx I received from the school! But he is not receiving services from the school and that is another long.

    Also, I would tell your friend not to worry about the 60 days as she may find a long wait with a private evaluation as well. So there is another reason to do both.

    -Robin

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    Default We had a few tests done at the public school....

    then when we realized there was a problem we took our dd to a private evaluation center where she went through about 1 1/2 days of testing including IQ, different processing testing, writing skills, drawing tests, etc etc. About the only thing they didn't test for was ADHD. I was lucky to be near a large town with a world renowned evaluation center/school. It did take us about a month to get an appointment, so there is usually some kind of waiting time.

    What kinds of problems is she having in school? Can you take some steps to help her out while the eval is waiting to be done??

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    my best advice echoes that of others here...proceed with school testing while pursuing private testing as well. both will have waits. both will test for same but different things....we always end up with services based on medical tests/screeens/evals and not on the schools b/c of the school systems tally the scores. my sons tests cancel each other and appear even out across the board and arent seen as needing services from the school. so i'll let the school test on the offchance they find something we missed but we always do private too. hope this helps

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