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Nature (Ash) - posted on 05/30/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 7 Year old was passed on to the 2nd grade but is pfr

reforming at a kindergarten level. I do not know what to do the keep passing her when she should be held back.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/30/2013

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can you look into tutoring or summer school opportunities?

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Cecilia - posted on 05/31/2013

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If she has a IEP in place the schools becomes scared to hold back the child. There was a law suit over them doing just that so now they aren't so easy to pull the trigger and hold them back. Instead what they do is modify the IEP to try to catch them up. This of course does not always work.

You are allowed by law to hold your child back if you feel that is what they need. You are the parent after all. I only recently found this out myself. They do not tell you these things.

With my son, He was so far behind that it was just sad. Half the year he was home schooled. I got him caught up and sent him back to school. We're now 3 years later and he is failing every class again. We have discussed it with him and he is agreeing that he wants to be held back. I am unable to homeschool him again since I have a 2 year old and a 8 month old now too. He required much of my time during the day and it isn't possible for me to keep up.

It will be much easier on the child if they are held back at a younger age. It isn't an ordeal like it is in middle or highschool (my son would be going into highschool if we let him pass) So I say do it now while you can. If she does not have an IEP in place- get one put in now.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/31/2013

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But it can't hurt, either. At this point, anything will help her. I would go forward with the testing, because there may be some mixed signals somewhere in her brain, but also keep up with the extra help too.

Good luck!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/30/2013

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Most areas won't hold kids back because they say it's harmful to their self image. But, I've managed to keep mine on track with summer school and tutoring programs :-)

Nature (Ash) - posted on 05/30/2013

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I had to force them to put her in summer school. We are looking into getting her tested for autism

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