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Sat, 09-13-2008 - 3:14am

So how is school going for all your munchkins? Im sure IEP are in full swing.lol

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Registered: 04-19-2006
In reply to: lovemyred
Sat, 09-20-2008 - 12:12pm
Leanna has a greta teacher this year who knows tons about SPD and is really helping her :) On the other front she is being tested for ADHD as well :(
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Registered: 05-04-2003
In reply to: lovemyred
Sat, 09-27-2008 - 3:42pm

Well, we started school this year - full time pre-K


We had a short hiatus as we were evacuated from Hurricane Ike for about 2 weeks.


But we're back at school and it was pretty good overall but I felt the SPD building up and so I had a one hour conference with her teacher just this past Friday in which I brought them into the loop.


We were doing a social experiement of sorts - recommended by her old OT and the AISD she'll be in for K-5th to not disclose her SPD to the teacher and see where she's (ABI) at just merged in with the other students.


Overall, she would make it, but there are distinct things that need to be adapted.


THe teacher was not upset at all, totally understand our holding back and was extremely receptive to the information (she's already been given an education in skin conditions and dietary needs, lol).


They made the quick decision to allow Abigial to chew gum (Which in the history of the school 30+ years they've never allowed, lol) in class. We're moving her quiet time mat to along a wall and I am providing a larger blanket that she can cacoon in and Miss Cathy said she'll be sure to give ABigail squeezier hugs whenever Abigail asks for one.


I also told her not to take it personally when Abigail wipes off her kisses. LOL Abigail will be allowed to remove her shoes/socks (though this hasn't been as BIG an issue as inthe past as we've spent $$$$ oh and more $$$ on relaly good shoes for her).


And they no longer think it's funny/strange that Abigail often has a bathing suit on under her clothing - she needs "compression".


I'm having to reevaluate what I'm doing with her OT wise at home, b/c I Think now that she's in school her OT needs have changed a bit. Might be time for more of the Abi-sandwhich.


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