Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Say what?

I took Master J in to the district audiologist today after school just to rule out any hearing issues. It turns out that his hearing is fine, in fact it's pretty much perfect. However, the audiologist did mention that Master J had some trouble when other noise was introduced. In other words, the more background noise there is, the harder he has to work to hear what he's supposed to be listening to. When I asked if being in a classroom with 46 kids and two adults might cause him some problems, the guy specifically said that if there was a smaller classroom available that would definitely be better for Master J. He went on to say that he has been around long enough to have seen the open concept classroom come around and fail at least three different times in this district. He stated that it's just not conducive to learning for most kids. Now, wouldn't you think that if you've tried and failed a concept on three separate occasions that the most logical thing would be to NOT try it again? I mean seriously folks, isn't there a saying that defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? And they want to send Master J to special ed?