Anonymous - posted on 06/17/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
After speaking to my daughter's 2nd grade teacher, she and I both agreed that it is in her best interest to have her tested for emotional behavioral issues. She's extremely sensitive and dealing with her emotions is like riding a roller coaster for teachers and my husband and me. Ever since kindergarten, her teachers have told us that she is very quick to learn, gets bored easily, doesn't always pay attention yet she does well, and is usually at the top of her class. I have read that "gifted" children are very emotional and sometimes difficult to deal with. There are days my daughter makes me want to run for the hills even though I love her with all of my heart. Her teacher also told us that in spite of her extreme emotional setbacks, she is very mature and easy to have an adult- like conversation with. Many times she surprises us with her ability to figure things out in both academic and social situations. I looked into testing for emotional/behavioral issues which often includes an entire array of testing: emotional/behavioral, psychoeducational, IQ etc. Does anyone think this is worth the $1800? My insurance will probably end up paying approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the cost.