Is your child constantly frustrated by school work?
Now is the time of year to kind of step back and consider whether it is typical temporary frustration or whether the frustration reflects a significant struggle to learn and to demonstrate learning. Schools are required to provide instructional support for children who are struggling to learn and who are shown [by special testing] to have a qualifying learning disability, processing problem, emotional disability or other qualifying condition.
Testing is done within the school day and does not cost parents anything. The school is required to get your permission before they initiate testing and you will be asked to sign permission for each type of test they plan to conduct.
Schools are required to respond within a specific time frame if you make a written request for an evaluation. When testing is done they will schedule a meeting to review the testing, determine if your child qualifies, and [if so] make a support plan.
Act sooner rather than later, because the evaluation process takes time and scheduling the followups can sometimes be challenging as well. If you wait until the last month of school there will not be time to complete the process.
Note: If you have any specific questions, feel free to send them in a comment and I will do my best to answer. After 32 years as a teachert I can probably either answer your question or point you where to find an answer.
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