So at our eligibility meeting just before the Christmas break, it was decided that because none of the eligibility categories even came close to fitting Sammi (OHI, Hearing Impaired, Speech on its own, etc.) besides ID, there was nothing we could do other than to attempt to re-test in January with a different psychologist.
And yesterday that's just what they did.
And Samantha didn't hesitate to respond to her. Apparently it went very well, and she answered everything without any resistance. Now we wait for a couple more weeks until our next meeting and see what happens.
Best case scenario is that she tested well, but not too well to allow the ID category. We argue the category title, and they give her the Child With a Disability label, a convenient and happier name that prevents any preconceived notions, forces anyone in her future educational life to look deeper into her file, look beyond the easy-to-judge Intellectual Disability, see who she really is and what she's capable of.
Worst case scenario has already been averted, and that would be that she refused testing and we had absolutely no idea how to proceed from here.
So we hold our collective breaths and wait.
|Sammi with her favorite |