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Registered: 02-26-2004
Hi. I'm new here
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Tue, 01-18-2011 - 11:02am

I've been an iVillager for years, but this is the first time I found this board.

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Tue, 01-18-2011 - 9:50pm

Hi and welcome to the board! :)

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Registered: 09-23-2008
Sun, 01-23-2011 - 5:16pm
Can you give me a little bit more information about your daughter? What is her current Dx? It would be very unusual if she was still labeled "DD" (Developmentally Delayed) at her age. Where are you (generally speaking, what state)?

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Registered: 10-23-2000
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 10:30am
Seems to me you have a classic case of the school district trying to save money at the expense of your child. Don't fall for it.
You need to convene a new IEP meeting NOW. Point out that your DD is not on target to meet her goals and ask for suggestions. Then you pipe up with your "suggestion"-- OT __ minutes a week, divided into __ sessions of __ minutes each. Ask for more than what you think yu can get, becasue you will probably have to compromise down a little.
But don't sign the documents until you get what your DD needs. That's your right under the law.
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Registered: 02-26-2004
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 12:26pm

I'm in Maryland.

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Registered: 02-26-2004
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 12:33pm

BTW, all along they've been trying to convince us that more OT won't be beneficial.

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Registered: 09-23-2008
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 6:56pm

In MD, if you don't sign, they will reconvene and try to accommodate your requests--within reason.

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Registered: 09-23-2008
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 6:58pm
If she has fine motor goals that aren't being met, then it would be beneficial. That's an odd thing to say, esp for hypotonia which response well to intervention. Does she get PT and Speech?

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Fri, 01-28-2011 - 10:47pm
I encourage you to do what ukmom40 and pkuu are saying. They are 100% right on with every thing. You do not have to sign it until it is 100% what you want. They cannot enact an IEP with out your signature as long as you keep going to meetings when they are called and you can call them too. The old IEP will just stay in effect until you agree on a new one and sign it.

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Registered: 09-23-2008
Sat, 01-29-2011 - 11:33am
And ask for more fine motor and sensory goals. The services should be driven by the PLOP and goals, so keep the motor stuff high and they have to address it.

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Sun, 01-30-2011 - 11:48am
What does PLOP stand for? I'd like to add it to the acronym list I have.

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