Bringing up a youngster with learning challenges isn’t any less compensating than raising one without them, yet it very well may be said that it’s significantly harder.
While guardians of youngsters without learning challenges without a doubt worry over all the typical things a mother or father does, those guardians whose kids are brought into the world with conditions, for example, chemical imbalance have each one of those worries and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Likewise, notwithstanding the stresses of the guardians, the kids themselves can some of the time battle in high-pressure social conditions. There is no preferable case of this over school, where evaluations assume a significant job in your advancement.
11-year-old Ben Twist lives with mental imbalance, and his mother Gail was given a tremendous amazement when her child’s school sent a letter home after he bombed his SAT tests …
When Gail got a letter from Ben’s school, she would have been pardoned for anticipating that it should say something regarding how he expected to function more enthusiastically or improve his evaluations. Rather, the letter contained no such thing.
The inventive masterminds at Lansbury Bridge School and Sports College, in St. Helens, Merseyside rather gave Ben an increase in certainty. Regardless of the reality he’d bombed his SAT tests, his instructor perceived that what he required was support, not judgment.
Mrs. Clarkson sent him home with a touching letter that let him know just how skilled he is, and what exactly he brings to the table.
The letter reads:
I am writing you to congratulate you on your attitude and success in completing your end of key stage SATs.
Gil, Lynn, Angela, Steph and Anne have worked so well with you this year and you have made some fabulous progress.
I have written to you and your parents to tell you the results of the tests.
A very important piece of information I want you to understand is that these tests only measure a little bit of you and your abilities. They are important and you have done so well, but Ben Twist is made up of many other skills and talents that we at Lansbury Bridge see and measure in other ways.”
Upon reading the letter, Ben’s mom Gail found herself tearing up.
Mrs. Clarkson’s letter went on to list the things Ben was good at, things that a usual school test can’t measure.
“Other talents you have that these tests do not measure include: -Your artistic talents, your ability to work in a team, your growing independence, your kindness, your ability to express your opinion, your abilities in sports, your ability to make and keep friends, your ability to discuss and evaluate your own progress, your design and building talents, and your musical ability.
We are so pleased that all of these different talents and abilities make you the special person you are and these are all of the things we measure to reassure us that you are always making progress and continuing to develop as a lovely, bright young man.
Well done Ben, we are very proud of you.
The world needs more teacher’s like Mrs. Clarkson! It would have been all too easy for her to send a standard letter telling Ben’s mom that he needed to improve or change in some way. She didn’t though, because she realizes that judging a fish on its ability to climb a tree is as pointless as judging a monkey on its ability to swim in deep waters.
We hope that Ben takes his teacher’s words to heart and uses them to remember that his value should never be measured by the results of a school test.
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