School wants to test my Kindergarten son for learning disabilities

Teresa - posted on 04/02/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




How have you mothers dealt with this? we have recently returned to America from living abroad in Thailand. We are American's, although I've lived between both countries off and on my whole life. My six year old son is quiet, reflective and respectful of people and nature. He is very shy and resistant to playing in groups.. LIKE ME :)

With us (Parents) he is open, fun, a crazy boy full of adventure, but his teacher say's his withdrawn, and doesn't engage with the students or teachers. I'm surprised. However, the school psychologist will be doing an eval on him. I'm frustrated. I feel they push personalities and put kids in a box so young... any thoughts or experiences?


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Sherri - posted on 04/02/2012




I think it is a good thing. They will test him, if they find something they will work with him. If not that is good to know as well. Not sure what there really is to be frustrated about. At least they care enough to see if there is a possible problem.

Amanda - posted on 04/02/2012




No biggy. If they dont find a learning disabilty, no skin lost off your or his back. If they do find one, great they can start teaching him the way he learns at an early age, but if you dont allow the eval, and there is a learning disability that is missed you are doing your son a disservice.

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