Any of these lines sound familiar?
"Your child is fine. You worry too much…"
“All children have problems in school sometime. Trust me.”
“He just needs to try harder. It is probably your fault.”
These are snippets from a scarily familiar and often funny satirical video of an imagined conversation between a parent and a special education director, made by a group of Special Education attorneys in Pennsylvania.
It's nice to see some attorneys with a sense of humor, but the sad reality is that I bet 80 percent of parents of kids in special education have had some version of this same conversation at some point.
This is my favorite exchange:
SpEd Director: "We will test him next year. It is too late to test him this year, it is almost summer."
Parent: “It is February.”