Evaluation for Tal
Liat and Maor are doing their best to raise their four children (ages 12-17) despite their dire financial situation. Maor is a glass worker but, due to ongoing health issues, Liat cannot work. Maor’s small income is supplemented by a government stipend. Despite the couple’s best efforts, they have fallen further and further into debt.
To make matters worse, Tal, Liat and Maor’s 14-year-old son, is having terrible problems in school. Tal has always battled social issues and learning delays. in the past, it was noted that his performance in school did not match up to his high cognitive skills. He was given extra help along the way. In seventh grade, Tal’s problems became even more apparent. He became unmotivated and failed to complete many of his assignments.
This year, Tal’s situation deteriorated even further. He started skipping classes and never handed in his work. When classes moved to Zoom due to the Corona crises, things went from bad to worse. Tal’s school has recommended an immediate psycho-didactic evaluation so that he can receive the best course of treatment. Needless to say, this is an expense that Liat and Maor cannot currently afford.