Update on Niece

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Update on Niece
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Sat, 08-20-2011 - 8:30pm

I haven't see SIL in a while so I hadn't got to talking to her about niece's speech.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2000
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 11:55am
Oh, good! I'm glad she's at least aware that there's an issue. I know some parents who seem to be in denial (or maybe don't realize there's a problem). I hope she's able to get this therapist to help her. If this therapist can't work with your niece, maybe she can recommend someone who does work within their school district.
Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 9:19pm

I'm glad to hear both that your niece's speech is starting to improve -- any improvement is better than none! -- and that your SIL wants to do something about it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 7:35am
School of choice is where you send your kids to a school district that you don't live in. It gives parents options when they live in an area with a not so good school district. The schools can limit how many kids they take through school of choice so it is a win-win especially for the better districts with all the funding cuts right now since the schools get the extra funding for the school of choice kids.
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Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 1:17pm

Ah -- so that would be out-of-district for us.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 3:57pm
yep... I don't think you can choose to go to a different school in the same district... but we don't have more than 1 school for each level so I've never looked into that.
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Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 4:52pm

So your district would be more like our catchment, then.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-15-2001
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 8:51pm
Not exactly, we just live in a rural area so the district is really small. There is maybe 100 kids in each grade level for the whole town and surrounding area.
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