child hunger in school that got me thinking about our general assessment/evaluation process. The subject matter of the article I read was the impact of hunger on children and how some children are simply too hungry to learn. This article struck a cord because it reminded me of students I've encountered student who were too hungry to assess.
There are so many variables that we as school psychologists have to consider to ensure the validity of our assessment results - Do you wear glasses? Do you take any medications regularly? I have to say that asking about meals and sleep depress me the most. Evaluating a child whose only guaranteed meals are the ones he or she gets in school is a very sad position to be in, at least it is for me.
Child Hunger is a difficult thing to combat and it is incredible disruptive to the learning and well-being of children in school. As my students walked into the building for their first days of school, I was relieved for many of the students that I work with because for the next ten months, there will some level of normalcy and routine for them and there will be meals that they can count on.
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