At our last meeting we had discussed my sons option for a mental/psychological exam. He had one when he was way younger and it outlined some issues that were helpful in planning his education going forward. It is now time to reassess if I so choose. I was informed of that but it was quick like..."Ms.Reed-it-appears-that- __________-is-due-for-another-psychological-work-up-but-we- won't- -worry-about-that-onto-page-two." It was so fast that if I had blinked I would have missed it which I'm sure was the intent.
Heres how it went after that
Regular print= case manager
Whoa pump your brakes mister? Why are we not worrying about that today?
Well I do not see the need.
As I look over the criteria for determining when such an exam is necessary it is clear that we meet most of them.
Well we are not seeing those issues here at school.
Really? Because if you'd like I can pull up several recent emails from the teachers complaining about those same issues. (there is silence as he realizes he is not dealing with some fool)
Well quite frankly I don't think it is necessary at this time.
Well I do
Well it would mean lots more paperwork
Well we can discuss it when we meet again in 6 months
There is no need to discuss. I can decide if I want it irregardless of your recommendations right? ( I actually read the parents rights handbook they gave me a couple days prior)
None-to-pleased he responds...yes
Well write it down because I do want him retested, I think it will be helpful
|The vision I have of what our case manager has been doing for the past 6 months|
Ms Reed its time to meet again
Okay but I never heard from the school psychologist
Well we can discuss the need for that (we did 6 months ago)
We already did
Can you tell me why you want him retested?
Sure and I provide him with several sound reasons, one of them being that I am his mom and it is my right.
Oh okay well let's get you in for a meeting
I do not see the need to meet at this point, we have met three times this year and each meeting is basically the same thing. And sad to say nothing changes so I feel it would be beneficial to my child to meet after the evaluation when we have some concrete information we can use to plan for him.
Well we can meet again then too but we need you to come in and fill out some papers, we have to get some forms in before next week. ( forms they had the past 6 months to get done)
okay sure. I am available ....and I provide him several dates and times
None of those dates/times work for us. We can meet you Tuesday at 11am.
Nope, 11am is no good I have a job buddy and that is smack in the middle of the work day
( I have previously taken entire days off of work to accommodate their inflexibility, only to be rushed through a speed 15 minute session because they all had classes or lunch coming up)
He gives me some other BS time to meet
Nope I say, I can meet before work, after work, I will get off early or come in late but cannot miss an entire day of work for "paperwork" ( paperwork that they sat on their asses with and are now tryna rush me up their to cover their slackness)
After realizing we were not going to be able to agree upon a meeting date/time we agreed to a phone conference. Which will be discussed in an upcoming post.