I have to be very convinced in a case like this that retention is the best way to educate a child, especially where you mention that she is developmentally healthy at every important level, except for reading. Having her evaluated by someone not connected with the school system will make the evaluation a completely independent one. Individual tutoring for her reading competency, both during the summer and during third grade, should be a strong consideration. Keep me posted if you'd like.
Repeating Second Grade
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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