I am thoroughly skeptical of the ability of "experts" to determine whether a child's problem is emotional or academic.Right.
Our Younger Daughter was refused admission to a LD school on the grounds that her problems were "emotional and behavioral, not academic." After a year of a great deal of academic work on our parts, guess what -- no more emotional or behavioral problems on her part.
It turned out that her emotional problems were caused by underlying academic problems. Basically, she wasn't learning how to read, which caused anxiety, which caused bad behavior.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
FedUp Mom on emotional vs academic problems
FedUp Mom writes: