Tests and Assessments: WANT SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES, BUT TESTING DELAYED

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Christina: My son just started preschool this year and asked for an ard meeting as soon as school started. he is four years old but he cannot understand or express wording compared to boys that are his age. He has trouble in his regular class because he is sensitive to sound and when other kids cry, so will he. I have taken him to get a psychological evaluation but the doctor said the office does not diagnose for development delays, only behavior issues. I contacted mental health mental retardation services and their office said in order for him to be under their program he has to be declared developmentally delayed. Can’t get appt until March of 2017. What should I do next? The school has 45 days or within 45 days to test him but I do not want him in a regular setting.

The school called me saying my baby was acting “off” like he was bothered about something. The principal was not specific about the problem, said he was not in trouble but just thought he should go home, even though the school is aware of my concerns.  What can I do to make my son’s learning experience comfortable just like the regular students until his ard is complete.

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Chuck

I work for the TX parent training & information project. We have staff through out the state that can assist you. You can find the staff in your area at: http://www.PartnersTx.org or you can contact me, cnoe59@hotmail.com