Getting a child assessed in BUSD: pros and cons?
Before the shelter in place our child’s first grade teacher mentioned it might be worthwhile to get her assessed for a learning disability (she and another intervention teacher who worked with our child thought she might have a processing issue). We were ready to request an assessment and then the pandemic happened.
Our child completely fell apart under distance learning and in the last two weeks of school her teacher identified some strategies for her to try.
We’ve tried to keep summer light and breezy but are uncertain whether or not to proceed with the request for an assessment. We’ve since been told it’s terrible for your child to get assessed by the district because then she’ll be labeled and that label will follow her into perpetuity. I just want the kid assessed so we can figure out the best interventions to support her not to feel like a total failure when it comes to school.
Should we get her assessed through the district or try to go outside the district for the assessment. I’d really appreciate your thoughts and experiences.