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|Thu, 09-02-2010 - 10:24pm|
Let's start with the Great news! My DD completed the summer reading challenge I put forth this summer. She sat down and read aloud to an adult 200 books this summer! I'm SO proud of her! Considering that last summer I couldn't get her to sit still to even do 50 I am amazed! I'm so proud of her! She earned her grand prize...an afternoon of Horseback riding!
Now the Happy news! We met DD's new 2nd grade teacher tonight. She seems really nice and was very open to the information I brought with me tonight. I came armed with a packet of info detailing DD's struggles as well as some strategies that work along with some general SPD background. I was a little bummed that she wasn't familiar with DD's 504 plan yet, and She mentioned that she wasn't super familiar with the diagnosis and was glad that I had the info for her so that we can all get off on the right foot this year.
(The beginning of last year was a NIGHTMARE...so I'm trying to head all of that off at the pass if I can!) It was great to see all of her little friends and most of my troop (I'm a Girl Scout Leader as well). It was a long summer and I think everyone is ready to get back to school.
And finally, the Sad news. DD has only 4 OT sessions left before she "graduates" from weekly sessions. I'm a little nervous about that if I'm being honest. Her OT is actually leaving the clinic at the end of the month and was sticking around one day a week just to get a few kids through the first month of school. She said that DD has been making such great progress that she felt it was time that she graduated. The original plan was that once OT was done, she would then start PT because she has some strength/flexibility/coordination issues that she also needs help with. I learned yesterday that the PT she has seen a few times is ALSO leaving the clinic. Which makes me wonder...are rats jumping ship? So now I'm pondering finding another clinic that we can go to for PT. There is one not too far from our home but I have to find out if our insurance will cover it. So I'm faced with transferring records and meeting new therapists and dealing with insurance companies and BLECH...it bums me out. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the OT and PT that she has been working with! They are great ladies. Sadly, the clinic her OT is going to is even further away from where we are seeing her now. and I'm not sure where the PT is going. Sigh...Change is good right ladies?