Thursday, March 27, 2008

Nonsense!

So Rylie is still in the process of her kindergarten evaluation. Every time a therapist goes to her pre school to observe her, they also send me home a questionnaire to fill out and send back to them. It's just a way for them to get a little bit more info on Rylie. Yesterday the school district psychologist sent me home a behavior assessment questionnaire to fill out. It had the most ridiculous questions on it. What a waste of time! I actually wrote to her on the notes section that this was a waste of my time and that they need to come up with some more suitable questions for a 5 year old. No wonder everything with the "system" takes so long. Here are just a few of the questions.....................................

1. Does your child walk to their friends house by themselves and remember how to get there?- No, I make her take a map with her.
2.Can your child take part in a two way conversation about politics? -I always tell Rylie never discuss religion or politics.
3. Does your child budget her money well?-Yeah, when she gets money in a birthday card she throws it over her shoulder, but she never spends it all in one place.
4.Do others feel they can talk to your child about personal and emotional problems they are going through? You can talk to her about it, but she won't really care. LOL!

4 comments:

Debbie Yost said...

I have a typically developed 5 year old/kindergartener that I couldn't answer yes to these questions. Well, maybe the first, but her friend lives across the street and I watch her from the door when she goes over there. Those are some of the most ridiculous questions I've seen. I wonder if he got the wrong sheet and those were meant for a 15 year old?

Lisa Till said...

Val,
So since you told me you had a blog and Vicki sent me a link to it - I go on it about every other day. I love hearing about your "adventures" with your girls - especially Rylie - who is awesome. What a wonderful little girl!

We need to keep in touch (we are only cousins!) and we should get together soon!

Love,
Cousin Lisa

rylie's mom said...

Hi Lisa- Yes , we should get together! Glad you enjoy reading about Rylie- she is fun, but she sure keeps me on my toes.

Michelle said...

You've got to be kidding me! I can't believe those questions are for 5 yr olds! I'm sure most parents couldn't say yes to those!