So I have a student that I have been working with all year in general Ed. I have gone through the proper channels to get her help. She isn’t potty trained, she has hyper sensitivity to noise and light. She has some stemming behaviors. She falls far below in most areas even through she has been in rti all year for speech, reading, math and potty training. She doesn’t play with others but will parallel play. Data has been presented, testing was conducted. It was determined by the team that a change of placement would be the best course of action. A smaller class size that would be able to address her unique needs. It was denied by the district admin. Ok, you have never seen this child, worked with her, or come to her meetings but you know what’s best for her. The resource teacher comes in and basically told me that she has too many students on her caseload to properly provide for her. She just can’t add another one so she wants me to provide most of her service minutes. While I think I’m pretty good with five year olds I’m not equipped to truly help her to the extent she needs. I’m not the special ed teacher and don’t have any special training. We all know that early intervention is best but we continue to drop the ball for our most vulnerable students. I’ll continue to do my best but I get so frustrated when kids aren’t getting the services that that deserve.