Taking The Sats/acts
Posted 23 June 2008 - 07:18 PM
In her case the extra breaks & 2 day testing are critical- she fatigues easily & will not be able to sustain her attention for several hours of testing. In addition to her diagnosed narcolepsy, she had neurologic lyme disease which left her with dysautonomia, fibromyalgia, and a host of chronic fatigue type symptoms...all of which we can provide medical documentation for. I have initiated an appeal, and unlike the other mom who's son was a senior and had to take the test right away, we have a few months to work this out. I would appreciate any advice for dealing with the SAT people, but I also want to sound the alarm for other parents of kids & teens with narcolepsy & high schoolers. In my daughter's case, her multiple medical condiitons & their educational impact should make this a no brainer. But the narcolepsy alone should make this a no-brainer as well. These accomodations are no more than are often provided for students with ADHD. How can we make the SAT disability experts recognize narcolepsy?
Posted 02 August 2008 - 05:27 AM
Posted 05 August 2008 - 01:48 PM
Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:49 PM
Could she have taken it in one day? Yes, but she would have been so exhausted for the next week she would have been non-functional. Spreading it out allowed her to take it without fatigue being a big factor. And yes, her scores were good!