Monday, May 7, 2012

Such a Waste of Time

Why did Ronnie's school team feel like a hearing test was necessary? Any one of the team members could have stood behind him, yelled at the top of their lungs for 5 minutes, and he would never have turned around or heard a thing. Yet, because it was time for his triennial evaluation, and hearing tests are part of that, he had to sit through an audiological exam at the school.

The note that came home that afternoon said that there were 'no surprises.' Really? Did you think he had been faking all this time, or that somehow overnight a miracle had occurred and his hearing was restored?

What kind of message are we sending to students like Ronnie we they are forced to sit through tests like that when the outcome is obvious? I'm betting that he is getting the message that still something is wrong with him, less than ideal, less than what the school would hope. Why else would they continue to test if not out of a hope that somehow he gets 'better'?

And how much taxpayer money is being wasted on fruitless pursuits such as this?

You can probably tell things are not going well with his current school placement. Thankfully he will return to his home school next year, and I firmly believe things will be better.

1 comment:

MB said...

The audi at our kindergarten IEP gave us a form and told us we have to have a physician sign it giving our child approval to wear her HA & CI in school. The ones she's worn for 5 years.