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    Originally Posted by Kriston
    That's just my opinion though...Worth what you paid for it! wink

    Got my money's worth... wink

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    Originally Posted by Kriston
    I'll refer you to the tried-and-true Hoagies' page on the subject:

    http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/psychologists.htm#susa


    Of course. I should have checked there first! But after posting here and on PAGE I got a few people personally recommending someone in my area, so that was good.

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    Originally Posted by Kriston
    Our school happens to be overwhelmed with volunteers.

    Do you think some of them would want to volunteer our our school?!? We could sure use some. I think that the elementary PTA actually had to fold this year because there were no parents involved. frown

    Originally Posted by Kriston
    I was only allowed in the classroom twice a month because so many parents were volunteering and the teacher had such limited hours when she accepted help. The jobs she assigned involved keeping the parents out of the classroom as much as possible.


    I did a ton of photocopying and running errands. One year my right arm got visibly larger because of all the hours I spent using the dye-cut machine! Still, for me that meant that the teacher was getting to teach instead of doing all this annoying stuff. And, in the case of dye-cutting, it meant that the teacher had material on hand to do some crafts if she ever ended up with 15 minutes to do them in. So I wasn't always in the classroom either. But it did allow me to be part of the community of the school. But I can see in a school where parents are knocking down the doors to volunteer, I still would have been just one of a crowd.


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    I certainly had no heartburn about doing some "busy work" out of the classroom--better me doing it than the teacher, certainly!

    But my point was that she seemed to choose the work she did in order to keep parents out of the room. (And I'm not just paranoid. It was one of the big complaints that other parents had about her, too. She was unusual in the amount of time her volunteers spent out of the classroom.)

    In fact, the only time that parents spent with the kids at all was during library time...when she wasn't there! I honestly think she just *really* hated to have people see her working.

    She's just one case, and a bad enough case that it drove us out of the schools at that. But it was my experience, FWIW.


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