I am the mother of a 7 year old second grade daughter. We've had concerns over her fine motor skills and, as of this school yrar, seen a decline in her handwriting and writing in general. Upon the suggestion of her pediatrician, I requested comprehensive evaluation via our county school system. The testing resulted in her being average in all domains, except processing speed, in which she was borderline/below average. Her teacher, myself, the assistant principal (who did the classroom observation) and the student study coordinator, all stated verbally and in written form that she struggles severly in the processing of putting thoughts on paper and the physical act of writing. Regardless, no recommendations for an IEP or 504 were made. All along my husband has been against me doing this and I have done it behind his back for the sake of helping my daughter.As a Mom, I'm extremely disappointed and feel defeated. At this point, I don't know what to do. I know that I won't stop educating myself so I may help her, but as far as professional resources, I don't have a direction and am looking for suggestions.
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