You Don’t Get to ‘Ding’ My Kid

Unfair to judge placement

×Warning: Not suitable for young readers as this post may will contain profanity. Please bear with me folks. I just need to get this off of my chest. Not only for my sake, but for parents/grandparents/caregivers to realize that certain actions, verbiage and projections by others (even if they are so-called professionals) are simply unacceptable. Period. Last week Lola had her evaluation by the public school system. This evaluation was for therapists, teachers and other special education professionals to be able to determine what services/goals are appropriate for Lola as she enters preschool when she turns three years old. Now this evaluation took place on a Thursday, Lola was just getting over being incredibly sick so I knew the evaluation would be skewed because she just wasn’t feeling...
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First Steps Evaluation

In the world of a one year old, they don’t know that it is actually their birthday. They may understand that their parents are ridiculously cheesy for some reason, they may be excited about the presents they get to open and they will especially love the cake they get to indulge in, but for the most part…it’s just another day. So when we were asked if today would be a good day to have the therapists come out to evaluate Lola, we happily replied “yes”. Two therapists came to our house at 10:30 this morning to take a look at Lola. They simply wanted to observe her as she played all while asking us numerous questions regarding Lola’s life. We told them all about Lola’s long medical history...
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