I had a meeting with Mini Me's teachers, principal and school psychologist. I was given the scores from her IQ test. It was suprising. I expected her to do better on one portion than the other given her struggles with math and following directions. But, her scores were very similar. So, according to their numbers, she should have difficulties with language arts, reading, spelling etc...
I just can't reconcile that information with the daughter I KNOW. Language has always been her thing. She loves to read at home and excels in reading, grammer, vocabulary and spelling at school. My only guess is that her lack of skills in the direction following department is impacting her test score.
The principal was very positive and genuinely wants to help. He reminded me that there are multiple types of intelligence and this test only measures 2 of them. He will be working with Mini Me himself on some math concepts, since they don't have the staff available at the right time of day.
This was one of those times that I was so thankful for having a child with DS. I know from Goldie's evaluations that how a child performs on one day, at one moment in time, is NO indicator of their true potential or how they will perform 6 months from now. (I told them this) And if those numbers are right, then I guess it shows how far children can go with loving, involved parents who expect the best.