Getting a school to test a child
My neice is 7 and she is struggling in school. My wife and I thinks she may have dyslexia. The school district disagrees. How can we get the school district to test her?
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Re: Getting a school to test a child
You asked about a child with potential learning disabilities.
This is actually a complex area of law and you should speak with a lawyer immediately.
The first step would be for the child to speak with a child psychologist, usually available through the school. The psychologist would be the person to recommend testing. If the school psychologist isn't an effective route then a private psychologist should be engaged.
Depending on the results of the consultations and testing only then can the school be compelled to work with you to come up with a plan to accommodate the child's educational needs.