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Joined: May 19, 2009
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Posted May 19, 2009 at 9:15:43 PM
Subject: Special Education Re-evaluation

I recently had my 15 year-old daughter re-evaluated for Special Education Services. I requested the report prior to the meeting, but don't understand all of the results. Basically, it states that my daughter will only qualify for services in math reasoning. However, when I read the summary it states that my daughter was in the deficient range in working memory (score:59), and the borderline range in processing speed (score: 78). My question is.....I would think that working memory and processing speed would affect her over-all ability to learn---not just math. Does anyone have any insight? Thanks!

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Posted:May 23, 2009 3:17:08 PM

Yes. You are correct. Does your daughter have Dyslexia? Imagine a number line, and understand that there is a minimum amount required by law that a school MUST DO for our children. Then there is the maximum amount, I refer to as Excellence, that a school CAN DO for our children. you must educate your self and speak their verbage EXTREMELY ASSERTIVELY (with dignity and respect) to get EXCELLENCE. So, check out an article on Science Daily.com titled Improving Brain Processing Speed Improves Memory. Best Wishes.

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Posted:Sep 18, 2009 1:07:44 AM

With those scores you posted, I am curious as to whether your child has attention problems, difficulty sequencing, problems with organization, etc. Many students with ADHD have a profile of scores like the ones you posted. If your child has ADHD, she could qualify for SPED services under the Other Health Impairment (OHI) eligibility. While there is no one "profile" of scores that fits for every student, your child's scores would suggest possible ADHD to me, and I would look into it further with additional testing...hope this helps!

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