I find the school and the teacher to lack empathy and we are considering switching to another parochial school. What questions should we be asking of the new school to determine if it is a caring environment? What steps should we take to lessen the anxiety of this transition? What should we expect of the new school to help our child with this difficult change?
If some of your daughter's shyness and low self-esteem is rooted in her auditory processing problems, you clearly must enroll her in a school that is equipped to assist her with this special need. Schools that mainstream kids with any learning special needs -- and make every effort not to make them feel stupid, excluded, or isolated -- should be tops on your list.I am saddened to learn of your daughter's painful experiences but I trust that you will advocate for her in a way that assures her the best chance to thrive in a more nurturing environment.