IEP Meeting/Social Stories

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IEP Meeting/Social Stories
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Thu, 01-31-2008 - 5:22pm

I went to Aidan's IEP review meeting on Monday morning. The meeting went well, me the guidance counselor, OT, Speech Therapist, Aidan's teacher and the principal were there. In past years the special education teacher has been there too but not this year. My DH didn't even go to the meeting - I don't think he wants to hear anything is wrong with Aidan. Aidan is doing pretty well academically. They do see lots of improvement but there are still some trouble areas. Most of his language problems are with his pragmatic language so they are continuing the speech therapy. He has problems socially with other kids and adults and doesn't know how to act or respond appropriately. Most of his problems seem to stem from the sensory stuff and everyone had agreed on that before I even asked about it. He hates his music class and has told me so, his teacher and the guidance counselor realized that too and they consulted with the OT about it. It must be the noise of the music and all the kids banging away on different instruments that bother him and he can't tolerate it well. Sometimes at home or when we are out he will cover his ears if there is a noise he doesn't like. The funny part is that he himself is soooooo loud! Aidan's teacher and the guidance counselor are very accommodating and helpful to him so I guess I am lucky in that respect. There is a new OT at the school and I really liked her, she had a lot of great suggestions. His oral fixation seems to have gotten worse in school. At school and at home all of the erasers have been chewed off his pencils. She suggested some pencil chews, letting him chew gum for 15 minutes, giving him a sour candy or hotball. Another one of her suggestions was to make some social stories for him. Has anyone ever used social stories? My sister is a teachers aide in a special ed classroom in a nearby town and she said they use social stories all the time and they do help. Everyone at the meeting thinks I should take him back to Children's Hospital to be evaluated again. Sean thinks it is a waste of time and money but I think I am just going to do it anyway.

Patty

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Thu, 01-31-2008 - 5:46pm
Sounds like the school is righton top of things :) That's a plus. He has voice modulation issueslike Leanna huh? Cn't control the level of it?
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Thu, 01-31-2008 - 10:37pm

We use them at home all the time. Sometimes I have to be tricky as DS will now stop me. Right now the stories involve superheroes who solve problems by taking deep breaths and holding someone's thumb if they are scared.

Good Luck!