worried IEP isn't being followed

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 12:47pm

I knew from the get go this was going to be a make or break year for Liam. He cruised through last 2 years on his charm but this teacher is all business and old school vs the more hand holding and I was ok with that because I do feel we need a gage on how he really is doing BUT I am having an issue with middle ground. Now we didn't have annual meeting until end of October ok ASSUMED some things were cleared up...guess this is my mistake ASSUMING teacher reads his record BEFORE school starts to know he is learning disabled and has interventions only to find out at IEP meeting those werent being put in place. OK ASSUMED teacher just didn't know and now she does but he still isn't getting his straws. He was chewing no eating pencils in 1st grade he can't have gum because of teeth issus so we decided on coffee stirs I even offered to bring them in. He has been oral since birth yes a habbit that should have been broken but as OT points out its also about self focus, so when he is trying to concentrate he would chew things, also makes sense. So now giving her

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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 1:24pm
jamblessedthree wrote:
That's not always true. My middle school child is on an IEP, there isn't any one special ed teacher that "coordinates" and "implements" her IEP, she's in general ed for most of her classes adn all of those teahers have the IEP instructions, I wish there was ONE resource teacher we could talk to but there's not.

In our state it is required that a certified special ed teacher is teaching the IEP goals or supervising the TA or general ed teacher who is.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 12:36pm

Thanks, think I will be asking for a meeting after the new year. He mentioned last night some possible teasing. He also had a cleft lip and there is some facial differences so got my momdar up a bit more. I know this time of year things are crazy so will not jump the gun just yet. We have progress reports in a few weeks will take from there. We did get 100 on our times and division tables last week but then a 40 on the most recent math thing and well aside from the fact DH and I don't understand his math (its not your old math. I got As in algelbra but this cross table addition and subtraction I can't make heads and tails out of) either he is confused or sometimes I think he has the right answer but marked wrong because she cant read his writting and I don't know what to think. He doesn't have an ed coordinator because he has no academic issues but his OT does step in and run the show (love her). So with the new possibly teasing, the concerns by not offering other options to writing his getting marked wrong when right and communication issues I've got the hand hovering over the panic button

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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 11:51am
continue advocating for your kid! Your boys are darling, btw. ;-)

 


 


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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 11:47am
That's not always true. My middle school child is on an IEP, there isn't any one special ed teacher that "coordinates" and "implements" her IEP, she's in general ed for most of her classes adn all of those teahers have the IEP instructions, I wish there was ONE resource teacher we could talk to but there's not.

 


 


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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 11:43am
I'm confused by some of the new therapies taht are on my daughter's IEP now that I don't think are being followed either, when I read that my kid should be pulled out twice a week for speech/language therapy and my kid comes home to tell me she hasn't seen that teacher all week I get concerned. Meet with the team again and as frequent as you can to make sure you'er all on the same page about everything, good luck!

 


 


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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 6:29pm

I would be unhappy that the teacher has not looked at the IEP.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 12:45pm

Liam was born with a birth defect at birth it seemed to be just a cleft lip and palate but for some kid the defect affects a bit more. Its classified as a midline defect and easiest way to explain is like a car being out of alignment. He had some speech issues related to the cleft palate but they were corrected with additional surgery (the air flow wasn't cut off in back of mouth during certain sounds causing him to be nasally and hard to understand, his palate was restructured and he is 1 point off normal speech) Whether its coincidence or a result of anesthia or realted to what ever caused the cleft there some evidence linking clefts with increase of ADHD and other learning disabilities. There is so much not connected yet but what we do know is most of his issues do result from the cleft.

Anyway recap of meeting I think I am half right...this teacher came from a catholic school where they didn't do many IEP and this is her second of third year so thinking she is not used to them but also got

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 9:23pm
Not quiet related to the IEP, but has he been tested by a developmental optometrist to see if he needs vision therapy for eyes that are not tracking together? He has a lot of the same things my son had, including the need to chew (which largely went away after vision therapy.) My son also has fine motor issues, including with writing and speech. If you do have him tested and he needs it, be sure to let the team know and make allowances for this.

Can they get him a Fusion for his school work? This is something the school got my son, for his own personal use. It is a word processor that has word prediction on it which really speeds up his typing and allows him to get of his thoughts written down. I would ask the OT about this - they are pricey but maybe they will get it for him.

I hear you on the accurate portrayal. Last spring we did MAP testing (individualized, on the computer, multiple choice.) My son tested way above grade level. The next week he did state testing, which has written answers, even in math. He had just gotten the Fusion, so he did hand written instead. He scored way below proficient for math, and right on the edge for reading.
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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 6:26pm

I hope that your meeting tonight is productive, it doesn't sound to me like his IEP is being followed that well.

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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 1:37pm

Does he have a special ed teacher that he gets any pull out time or is the only teacher the classroom teacher?

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief