How to get help
Any pointers from parents who has navigated the system would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Last edited by JennnVennn on Jan 16th, 2019 10:51 pm, edited 4 times in total.
Jan 16th, 2019 2:29 pm
Jan 16th, 2019 7:23 pm
Jan 16th, 2019 9:51 pm
This might be the problem, it doesn’t sound like the doctor was recommending learning strategies that the teacher could implement in class, it sounds like s/he was promising that the school board would provide professional services. Extremely unprofessional, as they’re in no position to know what the school board is able to provide for this child in terms of staffing or therapy, and on what timeline. I’m seeing this increasingly often, parents coming in saying their doctor told them we would provide all these services, sometimes parents coming in with a doctor’s letter (or even just a note on a prescription pad) saying “Jimmy requires a 1:1 educational assistant and weekly in-school speech therapy”. That’s nice doc, but you can’t just prescribe school services, and making parents think it’s that easy isn’t helpful to anyone. There’s a referral process and, especially with increasing cuts, waitlists are long and selection criteria are strict. It would be great if we could provide a wide range of professional services in a timely manner to all the kids in school, but unfortunately that’s not the reality. A doctor has no business misleading parents by telling them they will receive school services for their child, just like a teacher would have no business telling the parents what drugs their child’s doctor is going to give them. Sorry, rant over.share some feedback from the doctor about strategies that they recommend
Jan 16th, 2019 10:58 pm