There are times in everyone’s lives when you have to make the hard decision. A choice that you know is not going to win you any friends but in the end, it is the right decision to make.
I think this is the third blog I’ve done about my negotiations with the school. Read more about it here and here. Today I’m telling all of you I have made the decision to request a school evaluation for my ADHDer. I know this isn’t going to win me any friends at the school…and this is a hard thing for me to do because I am a people pleaser. But you know when you just have this feeling deep down inside that this is the right (although unpopular) path to take…that’s where I am. It helps that I got validation from a few other experts that this is worth the fight.
So all my fellow ADHD warriors…here is my research on the best way to request a school evaluation:
There’s no Reason to Reinvent the Wheel
If you too have made the decision to pursue a formal evaluation from your kiddos school, Understood has assembled this fabulous collection of templates to walk you through the process. Don’t forget to document, document, document!!
Someone just Point me in the Right Direction
Another quick read from Understood with a numbered list to get you through the requesting process. I LOVE me a good check list! I like their suggestions on follow through…too often I go through all the steps but fall short of following up.
One More Template for Ya…
This request for assessment is sort of a catch-all that combines a few of the one above. Warmline is an organization I just found…seems like a gem:)
Have you navigated through the school evaluation process? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.