Your daughter may receive a CORE evaluation for suspected special needs and/or learning disabilities. This should be provided by the school, free of charge, as mandated by federal and state law. I would also encourage you to find an independent educational psychologist, one not affiliated with this school system. Ask the school for written documentation of their request for testing your daughter for learning disabilities, along with their rationale for doing so. Present this documentation to an experienced educational psychologist, one who tests children your daughter's age for learning disabilities. She'll let you know whether this testing is necessary.
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Carleton Kendrick has been in private practice as a family therapist and has worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. He has conducted parenting seminars on topics ranging from how to discipline toddlers to how to stay connected with teenagers. Kendrick has appeared as an expert on national broadcast media such as CBS, Fox Television Network, Cable News Network, CNBC, PBS, and National Public Radio. In addition, he's been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, USA Today, Reader's Digest, BusinessWeek, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and many other publications.
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