Has anyone experience of appealing against Age Standardisation due to Prematurity?
My son was 14 weeks premature born Dec 97 instead of April 08. He did not leave hospital till his due date in April.
We have been offered our second choice school. I did not get his scores (despite asking) but have been told he is number 6 on the waiting list. So the lost marks would have got us into our first choice school.
I am putting medical evidence together. Advice would be very welcome.
As Etienne says, it has been discussed before.
A 2 or 3 week premmy really wouldn't count for much. However, 3 or 4 months could well be taken into consideration by a panel, and could account for a couple of marks - which would take your son into the pass zone. It does depend on how standardisation works, and it's worth gently reminding the panel that this is the only chance you get for it to be taken into account.
As an aside, I think your DS has done very well, given the adversities that so many premmies have to face. He's alive, to start with, and irrespective of how the appeal goes, pretty bright! Bet he looked like a 'drowned rat' in the incubator, though
(sorry to describe early premmies like that, but in our time in the SCUBU at St Michaels, Bristol, that's what we thought the very early ones looked like, compared with our 3 or 4 weeks o/d one