Took Isaac for another school district assessment today, to see if he would qualify for occupational therapy and physical therapy services through the school district to help with his sensory disorder.
Motor skills score? 24th percentile. Totally qualifies him for services.
Verbal skills score? 98th percentile. Almost certainly totally DISqualifies him for services.
Because, you see, they average the scores.
And one very high score plus one very low score equals one incredibly non-descriptive average score.
Genius obscures disorder obscures genius.
While he was there he was sitting across from a poster that had different cartoon faces on it that were supposed to represent different emotions. And he asked the woman giving him his test, "Why does that poster say 'Guilty'?"
She looked at me, utterly stunned, and said, "He can read?" And then when I said yes, she gave me a sympathetic look that very clearly meant I'm really sorry, but you guys are totally screwed. What she actually said out loud was, "Looks like he may be another one of those kids who just falls through the cracks."
I say we need to seal these #@&$* #@% cracks.