Re: Today is the day!
No, you have to be diagnosed by a doctor.
But...good teaching/services shouldn't change just because you have a diagnosis. You teach the child, not the label. This is a soap box of mine. I hate that services have to wait til you get a diagnosis. If the kid needs XYZ to be successful in the classroom, he needed it two weeks ago before you had the label. He's still the same child. There is just more paperwork in his file.
Middle school teacher by day, super mom by night
Mommy to The Boss~2007, The Energizer Bunny~2009, and The Princess~2011
My kids are no longer in diapers, but somehow, my computer keeps finding its way back here...