New here with preschool ???'s
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|Mon, 08-02-2004 - 4:47pm|
We had him tested over the summer and based on his OT results, he qualified for admission to a "priority preschool" for special needs kids in our school district. He started there last week and seems to be fine so far. However, our dev ped also recommended that we keep him in a non-SN program because he is advanced in some areas like academics and speech, and he felt that it would be beneficial for him to be around non-special needs peers.
So he started the "regular" preschool today. He goes there in the mornings 4 days a week and to the special needs program 3 afternoons a week. He's a busy kid! I am wondering if it will be too much, but we'll see.
My question is, how do I explain his needs to the regular classroom teacher? I mentioned to her today that he has some special needs that need to be addressed. When she questioned me further, I said he had PDD. She had no idea what that meant, so I had to give her a brief explaination of some of his problems.
Do any of you know of some simple, basic resources that I could have on hand for occasions like that? I have found many links on the internet, but they all seem to relate more to autism or Asperger's and treatments for that than for PDD. They are also pretty heavy on the medical lingo, and I'd like to find something that could explain things more simply.
Any information or advice would be much appreciated! I am looking forward to getting to know you all more.