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|Tue, 06-24-2003 - 4:52pm|
he went for his speech eval on Friday. He did very well in the language part, but his articulation was not quite as good. He had some gaps in teh language part, but would always get one right before getting the needed 5 wrong in a row. He actually got up to teh 5 year level on some things. However, upon looking at all our concerns (behaviors, sensory needs, withdrawing or getting aggressive in situations with lots of people, the regressions, hoarding, etc) she was also concerned. I am sending in his OT report and EEG when it is done. She says that even if the otehrs don't work she can probably qualify him on the articulation problems.
I am hopeful because the integrated preschool would be the best for him now. They would understand him and be able to help his with some of his little things. They wouldn't take him as a typical peer because of his behavior, but I didn't think he would qualify because of his good language and cognitive skills.
On the bad side, Cait is being teased relentlessly at school. I have called the autism specialist consistently for the past month. She hasn't been to see Cait since April which is ridiculous. Called the district rep about her. I finally called her direct boss yesterday and she finally called back. I also talked to the teacher and the RSP. They are supposed to be working on it this week with her. (Working on social skills in 1:1 setting, observing, social langauge group) If they don't start getting some good stuff done by friday I will pull her and put her on a home contract for teh remainder of the school year again. Yeesh.
Oh in my conversation with the teacher she says that Cait has been doing alot of tattling about things that aren't that significant and she aught to be taking care of herself. For once when I said, that is part of her problem. She needs to be taught how to take care of these problems herself. She doesn't understand and she currently can't. The teacher seems to have finally had an AHA experience. Only took 7 out of 8 months of the school year. At least Cait is finally asking for help. But ofcourse, I got a note home from the aide "Cait asked for help because a girl wouldn't let her play. I told her to ask again then saw her playing with some other children." Of course Cait never asked again if she could play and wasn't playing with those other kids, they were near her. Ok, how rediculous of a help was that "go ask again". From a kid we had to teach to ask for help and that is how we reply. Doesn't even give her the strategy of how to ask again or other problem solving tips.
Ok I am stopping my vent now.