School refused IEE request

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Registered: 03-26-2003
School refused IEE request
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Sat, 08-26-2006 - 1:10am

And i am livid.

It is a long story but my 12yo's triennial was last year. The psychologist did a rubber stamp evaluation. Not that it was inaccurate, it just was lame and incomplete. Her interpretations were merely spitting back the numbers stated earlier in the results. She would say there was a signficant descrapancy then not elaborate on even where it was or what it could mean. There was no mention of my constant academic concerns during the school year. In fact it stated there were no academic concerns. They did something like the vineland with behavior, self help, social skills, etc and she scored "poor" in almost every area but it wasn't clarified or elaborated on. Some of the report was nearly scary talking about "self abuse" which she has never done but upon questioning the psychologist it was something very innocent like her lack of stranger danger. But that wasn't clarified. In fact none of the results were explain. And then what really bugged me was that there were no recomendations what so ever. Just that she still qualified as a student with special needs.

The academic assessment was all over the place and so totally not her typical assessment. The teacher just said it was an off day but the report says the results are valid. So the teacher says that these things change alot. The only mention of the academic assessment in the report were the areas that Cait did well on.

I did have Cait's private psychologist complete an eval on executive function that was good so the school thinks that since I was happy with that, this should let them off the hook. I have that eval after all.

Ok, I am getting to my point after much venting. Today I got a letter denying my request for an IEE. What do I do next. I told them I wasn't accepting that. I called the DO and the teacher and left messages. I am writing a letter to the DO, director of special ed and the teacher why I don't accept their response. How do I go from here.

It wouldn't be such a big deal but Cait is already having a rough year again and it has been only 1 week. She already hasn't turned in at least 2 big things that were due and she had completed or nearly so and in her backpack. She has an aide and specialized supports. She is spending hours per night on homework and even then can't get it all done and this is the FIRST week of school!

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Renee

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 08-27-2006 - 11:02am

Yup it does surprise. It is like their memory is short. I have worked with most of the elementary program specialists in the past. they all know me and I can work with them. Most know not to pull that kind of stunt with me. Most would have called me to discuss it and actually would have listened to my POV. Even if they don't agree we can usually come to some sort of agreement.

I have now had 2 interactions with this dude since Cait started. I was not thrilled after the first one and requested my old program specialist (elementary) come to IEP meetings. I love the old one but she doesn't know all of what is available or goes on in middle school. She assured me that I had just had a bad first impression of Glenn and actually he is a good program specialist. However, she will be getting a call again cause she lied or has been misled herself.

Renee

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