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|Fri, 05-30-2003 - 11:32am|
However, had a meeting at her school today with the OT that has been doing an assessment on her. DD was tested at 7y 11mos in 3 different types of Visual testing, her results came back between 4y 11mos to 12y 8mos. 3rd to 91st percential. There is a reason she can't copy off the blackboard etc.. She does have an LD of some sort, this confirms it, so the OT said!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!! Her fine motor skills are all over the place, some are good and some are really really bad, her gros motor skills are all very very good, far better than they should be. She also sees many signs of ADD, but is not sure is this is on its own or caused by something else. We should find that out with the psyc report as well.
When we get the Psychologists report we will schedule an IPRC and see where we go from there. I mentioned to her that the principal was not yet sure if an IPRC was necessary, she replied "there is no question that she is an 'exceptional' student, without intervention she will have major problems".
Why am I so relieved to have what I thought confirmed on paper? All I can think is that we are not crazy, there is a problem. Some people seem to think that we should be very sad to have this confirmed, all I feel is joy. Maybe now we can truly get her the help she needs.
BTW - her new med Risperidone is still a wonder drug as far as we are conerned. She takes .25mg at 8am and again at 8pm, been fine tuning the dose for 3 weeks now and this one seems to work. She is almost a delight to have around these days, NO major rages, she will still scream at the top of her lungs when something doesn't go her way, but that's it. We have not had to psyically put her in her room lately at all. She has not destroyed anything major in the house either, she is treating us and the dog better. She is able to count to 10 and then appologise, she is calm enough that we are able to start working on things with her.
That's it for now.