Disagreement about skipping grades or being held back

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Disagreement about skipping grades or being held back

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When your child´s teacher recommends that child skip a grade or be held back and you do not agree, you have to begin to collect information. The first step is to meet with the teacher and ask the teacher her rationale. Could you tell me what makes you think that it would be best to hold my child back or to skip my child ahead? If you still do not agree with the teacher, if you were in a public school, you can ask for an evaluation of your child to help you make this decision. Even if you were in a private school, you are allowed to ask your local public school for the evaluation or you can get a private evaluation by a psychologist, a learning specialist, anybody that can give information that will help you evaluate and make the best decision for your child.

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Fay Van Der Kar-Levinson, PhD

Psychologist

For more than 30 years, Dr. Van Der Kar-Levinson has helped parents to navigate the maze known as parenting. She acts as both a guide and a resource for parents as they deal with the joys and challenges of raising children.

Dr. Van Der Kar-Levinson’s passion is to help parents to help their children thrive at each stage of development. She works to identify each child’s unique temperament and learning style in order to create and implement effective behavior strategies. Dr. Van Der Kar-Levinson is an expert at helping families deal with life changes such as birth of siblings, changing schools, divorce, and death.

Dr. Van Der Kar-Levinson also guides parents through the process of determining the best school for their children, and has co-authored two books on that topic, Choosing the Right School for Your Child and Secrets to School Success.   

For the past three decades Dr. Van Der Kar-Levinson has lectured and consulted at private as well as public schools. She has served as an adjunct professor at both the University of California at Los Angeles and Pepperdine University.

Dr. Van Der Kar-Levinson earned her PhD and MA at the University of California at Los Angeles where she studied and trained with some of the nation’s top researchers and clinicians in the fields of child development and clinical psychology. She is a lifetime member of the American Psychological Association.

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