Part of the module I am working on right now is talking about the SST meeting process, a term used in California, Student Study Team, if a child is having particular problems and areas of concern and the referring teacher brings this group of team members together to discuss the child. Okay, I am reading about this SST meeting, the team members, the purpose, the details about how to proceed with one, etc, etc, and honestly it makes me cringe. That sounds like a nightmare for a poor parent, and the child him or herself that might be involved in the meeting, to have to have a whole panel of people discussing your child's deficiencies, and kind of like dissecting a child. As a parent, I know how it can be when you have a teacher telling you in a private meeting she thinks your son has ADD and should be on meds. That was a big NO from me by the way, as I don't agree with medicating kids like that. (in the reading, however, it says one of the Don'ts of this type of meeting is to bring up something like that, no mentioning of suggesting meds, diagnosis of ADD, etc), but still the whole thing just makes me feel a little cringeworthy. I think sometimes when a child is made to feel like there is something "wrong" with him/her it effects their self esteem, and the parent feels a little threatened. It seems a child psychologically couldn't help but wonder internally I'm a problem child, or I'm stupid, if he's sitting with a whole panel of people discussing areas of concern about him or her, no matter how positive the meeting seems to be on the surface. I can see that as producing some anxiety. I'm just putting this on here to see how others feel, if it has been a really positive thing, or not so positive. Is there anyone else who feels this way?