Hi. I am a parent and I hope I'm not one of these listed above (though I admit I very well may be). I am concerned about my child. My child seems to have some comprehension problems. Although I've always resisted the Learning Disability label (because I think every child is capable of learning, it just might take a greater amount of intervention and consume more of the teacher and parent's time) we've scheduled an SST to see if it is actually the case. This would not be the 1st SST we've had. The 1st time we relented because the school psychologist advised for us to wait and see. Last year, according to state tests our child was recommended to be retained. In the 4th grade now, our child's independent reading range remains low: anywhere from below 3rd to early 4th grade. My question is if your child is struggling with basic reading, writing and arithmetic what should I as a concerned parent do? I have sought out a tutor and while our child has made some progress through her our child still lags behind. One of the problems is that our child doesn't qualify for any of the supportive services offered by the school geared toward academic intervention. Lower scores are needed. Help. Please.
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