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Had kid #2’s IEP meeting today. It was…incredibly positive. Almost scarily so to be honest. We talked about giving him more grade level appropriate work, alternative methods of motivation & they offered up a para for direct one on one instruction in the classroom. The speech therapist talked to us about sensory processing issues, hyperlexia, & their suspicion that he has Asperger’s. Also they confirmed that he’s reading (we knew that but couldn’t prove it), and told us his biggest academic issue is adding up coins in math. It was like Xmas. Everyone knew him, had the wherewithal to discuss his work, & was receptive to mundane accommodations like letting him sit in a bean bag during circle time so that he can be comfortable & focus. My mind is blown to be honest.

Date: 2012-11-03 04:06 am (UTC)
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Ahhh, congratulations. :)

Date: 2012-11-03 08:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jackandahat
Congratulations! Fingers crossed it all follows through the same way. You sound like you have another smart kid on your hands, thank god (Well, thank your work) that he'll get to express it.

Date: 2012-11-03 02:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jjhunter
HURRAH. That's how IEP stuff is handled at the school district where I work (I don't work with kids myself, but my mother is a teacher in the district with almost ten years of experience and I hear many things from her) and I am so, so glad kid #2 is finally getting the quality of services he deserves - it makes such a huge difference. You should be able to take such - not for granted, exactly, but for certain, for secure certainty - because schools should give their students appropriate support, and some kids need more at certain ages and that's okay - there's such a huge payoff down the road for extra resources invested now - and I'm going to end this sentence while I still can. ;o)

You've been fighting so hard & so long for your kids. I'm thrilled for you & for them that kid #2's current school is working with you instead of fighting you every step of the way.

Date: 2012-11-04 12:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
How fantastic. :)

It is always so very good when people are not treated like sausage ingredients, and the more when they are highly individual persons.

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