Modifications at School?

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Modifications at School?
Sun, 07-19-2009 - 8:01pm
My 4 year old son, Isaac, was just recently diagnosed with SID. It mainly manifests in behavioral & sleep issues. Sometimes these come out at his preschool/daycare where he attends full-time.
Now that we have a diagnosis, I am wondering how to handle it with the school. Should we setup a meeting with the teacher(s) & director to explain what we know and to ask if any changes could be made? It is part of a private elementary school, so they do not have the services that a public school would have. We take Isaac to an OT privately.
What kinds of "assistance" have others here gotten from their kids' schools?

Laura, mom to


Laura, mom to

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Mon, 07-20-2009 - 7:04am

We go to a private preschool/daycare and have been very lucky to have understanding teachers. Well his 3 year old teacher was an idiot...but other then that we haven't had an issues. It probably helps that my mom owns and is director of the center. Gabe's 4 year old teacher has so much training in autism and sensory issues...that I don't even need to tell her how to help Gabe...she already knows. We were really excited to have her as Gabe's teacher and we are really going to miss her when he heads of to kindy in a year.

As far as the school goes. I would definitely talk to them about Isaac's dx. Take loads of info with you. You will find that some people won't buy into the SPD dx...and I find it helpful to have a lot of info from the experts.

Has the OT started a sensory diet with Isaac? Where are some of his issues at school? Does he have a hard time sitting? Play with others, eating? There are tons of things the school can do to help.

If behavior is a major issue there are always services like wraparound that can go into the school with Isaac and help him stay calm and focused.

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Registered: 04-20-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 5:42pm

I would ask the OT to talk to the school and suggest what modifications they should make for him. It may be a private school but they are still required to give him access to the facilities. In fact, with all the years