Monthly Archives: March 2011

Firstborn: Division of Youth and Family Services

So much was going onĀ in school with my son and advocacy and they knew I was a parent that would exercise my parental rights. After all we’d already been to due process once and disagreed on numerous occasions resulting in … Continue reading

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Firstborn: The recommendations!

The evaluator had a slew of recommendations. The written report was thirty six pages followed by numerous tables and graphs reports. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when the district received the report. The recommended … Continue reading

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The Birth of our kittens!

James 1:17 – Every good and perfect gift is from above So simple but so true. After giving birth to my three son’s I really understood the the power of this statement. Yesterday my children and I got to witness … Continue reading

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Firstborn: The evaluation by the Developmental Behavioral Optometrist

In addition, to the neuropyschological testing my son was also being evaluated by a Developmental Behavioral Optometrist. Remember I had convinced the new superintendent to provide for this evaluation. We went for three separate visits to complete all the testing. … Continue reading

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Firstborn: More on Double Deficit Dyslexia

The evaluator said, “Current test results indicate that he is a bright boy who functions cognitively within the high average to above average ranges, particularly on language free measures of cognitive capability. He demonstrates information processing strengths in listening comprehension, … Continue reading

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“Race to Nowhere, The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture!” My review and personal interjections!

Last night I went to go see “Race to Nowhere, The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture,” a 2009 documentary film made by a parent and first-time director. The movie highlights issues students in the United States are facing: stress, … Continue reading

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Firstborn: The Independent Educational Evaluation

The evaluation began. First the evaluator and I had a detailed interview and went through all of my son’s history and records. Then I was asked to leave the room so testing could begin. IQ testing was performed. Ones of … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Teacher Checklist

In preparing for the independent evaluation Dr. Kay sent multiple checklists to the teachers. All the teachers collaborated and they were to check off anything that applied. Under basic reading skills and reading comprehension five items were checked off. “Lacks … Continue reading

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Firstborn: “Yeah, Yeah Whatever!”

I followed up on my letter requesting the evaluations. I was told their attorney was on vacation and that they couldn’t make any decisions until they spoke with him. Yes, they always consulted their attorney when dealing with me now. … Continue reading

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