New Message From
When you were approximately 3-1/2 years old your nursery school called and asked me to come in to see them because they thought you might be either slow or retarded. They suggested that I take you for a professional diagnosis because while observing you during classes they noticed you were not participating with the rest of the class and you weren't doing your work. You rarely paid attention, you often slept, and you were not interacting with the other children the way you should. They were concerned on several levels. They said they thought perhaps you might be mildly retarded, or your hearing might be impaired, or you had ADD (though I don't think they called it that in those days). I immediately took you to your pediatrician who referred me to UCLA - Fernald Child Study Center where they talked to you and gave you tests for about 8 hours. About 3 weeks after your tests they called me up and asked me to come into the office for a consultation. I met with three doctors (child psychologists etc) who told me that the tests ALL showed that you were not slow OR retarded, you were only BORED. All the tests showed that you were performing at well above a 3-1/2 year olds grade level academically. I took you and the UCLA report back to the preschool and immediately withdrew you. I then took you to Swanson's Ranch School where after reviewing the UCLA report you were placed in a kindergarten class. After a few weeks I was called by the Principal of the school and asked if I wanted to advance you even further, but, I didn't feel that would benefit you socially so I said NO. (edited)