Preschool?

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Registered: 03-23-2011
Preschool?
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Sat, 04-09-2011 - 5:56pm
What are your thoughts on putting a sensory kid in preschool? Should I find a special needs preschool, or a regular one and jut talk to the teacher before hand? I know that once kids hit elementary they have special programs and people in place to help... But am confused at what I shoul do for preschool.
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Registered: 03-31-2011
In reply to: akw123
Sun, 04-10-2011 - 9:12am

Hello,

My son is 3 1/2 and in an integrated preschool program. The special needs kids go in a 1/2 hour earlier and do speech or occupational therapy or whatever they need. The non- special needs kids come in after that and they do their regular preschool program all together. It has helped him tremendously. I don't know if you have anything like that in your area. Early Intervention found the program for us.

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Registered: 04-19-2011
In reply to: akw123
Tue, 04-19-2011 - 4:57pm
you want to do an integrated school. This way they will be streamlined in with regular kids and ready to enter kindergarten. I put my son into a preschool this past year before his diagnosis of SPD and it wasnt good. It was a "classic" type of school with alot of tracing letters... and well this was not good for him. he also has low muscle tone and weak fine motor skills so these types of activities woudl then create anxiety in him because he couldnt do them. You want a more play oriented class room.