Victor: Can a school psychologist diagnose your child when your pediatrician has said there’s no areas for concern?
My 4 year old son just started pre-k one week ago and he’s having trouble following directions and transitioning from activities. we had a meeting with his teacher, the principal, a councilor, and a person from the special Ed problem to discuss he’s behavior. They kept implying that he “shows signs” of a child that needs special Ed, but he was tested by the autism network when he was 2 1/2, by the school system when he was 3, and by his pediatrician last week (from the recommendation of the school counselor) and all the tests said he was fine, just a little behind. The school principal said they want to test him and that the schools diagnosis is different from a doctor’s. I’m just getting the feeling that they want to label him right away, it’s only been a week. Can the school label him as something even though doctor’s say there is nothing wrong?