Cathy: My daughter’s new school says an IQ test is required by law and if they don’t administer one they cannot modify her general ed curriculum anymore. My daughter is 12 and has Down syndrome. She reads almost at grade level and writes well. I am afraid the test will not reflect her abilities and they will base too many decisions on the results since they don’t know her very well. I DO NOT want her IQ test on file so she will be labeled her entire life. What can I do?
Would they be able to substitute other cognitive assessments for the IQ test,leaving that one out completely, and still be able to make a determination of Intellectual disability?