New here and feeling a bit lost

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Registered: 01-21-2009
New here and feeling a bit lost
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Wed, 02-04-2009 - 3:41pm

My son was

Chrissy
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Registered: 04-19-2006
Thu, 02-05-2009 - 8:20pm
Like PP I too had to fight to get an IEP for my daughter. it really does depend on the school and how far the parent is willing to go. I basically told the school fine if you won't treat her then it's u that has to deal with it lol. After a while they saw how it was effecting her and became aware that she needed OT and finally gave it to her. If however you can't find any OT or help please feel free to ask us anything and we may be able to help with some exercizes etc. ((HUGS)) I HTH.
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Registered: 03-31-2008
Wed, 02-04-2009 - 4:26pm

My ds finally got an IEP after me fighting for 3 years. The only help he gets is through the OT at school. It says in his IEP that his sensory issues have an adverse effect on his learning or something like that. His handwriting is also a big issue. He was diognosed by a neuropsych with dysgraphia (inlegible and/or can not make letters/numbers correctly/right size). His OT works on his fine motor skills, writing, and sensory with him. He uses sensory accomodations in the room.

He has a wiggle seat, a fidget thing that goes on a pencil, a chewing tube that goes on a pencil, and he has fidget balls. All of this is to help him in the classroom. He also does theraputic listening 2x a day at school.

My suggestion is to talk to the teacher, bc in our situation for all my kiddos, it has to have an adverse effect academically. I was so sick of hearing it doesn't effect him acedemically I was ready to scream. But the neruopsychs report helped me out, although that report said nothing about sensory.

GL!