So I have been attempting to process a letter we got earlier this week and it is just not working.
The week before we moved we went to an assessment apt. for Aiden that we had been waiting AGES for. The apt lasted a couple hours and they basically told me they didn't have enough time to assess him because he doesn't fit nicely in to any category. This was not new information to me but was still disappointing.
So on Monday we get this letter from those people saying basically that they don't know what is wrong with my son but they do know that they disagree with his previous assessments.
Which makes me go huh?
It feels odd to me because the OTHER assessments were from the Educational Psychologist and the Pediatrician (who specializes in these sorts of things) along with a few other random professionals who had all spent significantly more time with my son.
The latest assessment is basing a whole lot on a brief time they spent with my son... and they are worried about his anxiety level and think that may be causing everything else. But here is the thing... the assessment happened the day before we moved away from everything my son was familiar with- his friends, his school, his home, everything. We drove 3 hours to the assessment place where they promptly told my son he had to go off with a stranger while I stayed with a different stranger. Then they were surprised when he didn't want to leave me. They said he showed anxiety greater than what would be expected of an average 6 year old.
Ya. But I bet MOST 6 year olds they see aren't moving 14 hours away the next day.
The other thing? They said he was animated and used hand gestures when he talked to them and was able to describe a friendship that he had. The thing is? The friendship he was so upset about in that moment? Totally NOT reality. He was upset about leaving some random kid at school that he barely ever even played with because he wouldn't get to play with that kids bakugan cards anymore- NOT because he would miss the actual kid. Does that really count as a friendship? I had never even heard the child's name before that assessment. But apparently my son's ability to form friendships messed up their assessment.
The whole thing was very bizarre.
So basically I don't know how to process that information.
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