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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