Alicia - posted on 05/07/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
My 8 year old has always struggled with reading. In kinder his teacher was deaf and I assumed that some of his issue could be that she speaks a bit different so the sounds are different. I would work with him and he would argue, since the way that it sounded from the teacher was different than what he was hearing with me. He is now a third grader. I met with a teacher today in order to start an IEP. I do believe that he may also be dyslexic. I had marked “white” on all of his paper work with this new school but somehow they were aware that he is also African American as well. My son is blond hair blue eyed. I was advised that since he is of African American heritage it is against the law for the IQ test needed to test him. I came home and researched and low and behold in 1979 Federal Judge ordered it illegal. Anyone have any advice on how I can get this completed so that he can get the help that he needs to thrive in school. I understand that there are alternatives however they are not as accurate as completing the IQ and other testing that appears to be against Federal law. This has got to change! We are in 2012 and I feel that my child is being discriminated against and will get second rate assistance with his education. Any suggestions?