I'm an assistant in a private playgroup for three year olds, so obviously I have very little say in this matter, and the decision has already been made, but I'm curious to know what other people think of this situation: I have a student who will be four in July. She is getting 15 hours of SEIT services every week-for those who don't know, that's a TON! When her SEIT first got all her paperwork, she said the kid sounded autistic, which we all discovered is NOT the case. In September, she was not toilet trained, couldn't sit for more than 2-3 minutes at a time, and could barely talk beyond saying her name. Within a week, she was fully trained. At this point, she is speaking in full sentances. The SEIT claims she can't focus at all, which I don't find to be the case-on her bad days, she sits for 5 minutes at a time, on her better days, she can sit for up to 20. The SEIT claims her comprehension is poor, and that all she can do is spit back the information. (Funny, when we went to the fire startion, and the firefighter told the kids that if there's a fire, they should crawl out of the house, she was the only one who connected that to babies. The SEIT says that's not comprehension...so what is it?) The SEIT recommended that she be held back, and the teacher said not to, and that with the proper help, she'll be able to handle Pre-K. I've been siding with the teacher on the whole matter. Would you hold back such a student, or send her ahead?