Frustrated with school!

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Registered: 02-07-2011
Frustrated with school!
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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:17pm

We had an IEP meeting yesterday and they want to cut down on the time my son spends with the ST at the school.  He was seeing her 3 days a week for 30 minutes each, but feel he would be fine with only 2 times a week.  I'm worried that he won't progress as much with losing out on 30 minutes a week, but also concerned that he's missing too much classtime.  Should I just see how he does and work with him more at home, or should I try to argue with them about it?

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Sat, 03-16-2013 - 1:01am

How is he doing with meeting his goals?   Are they moving him quickly to more age appropriate sounds? Keep track of his progress and note any backsliding in his speech.   Also, ask for homework that you can work on at home with him.   If you are working, be sure that you have a time that you can call the speech therapist (when he/she is not working with kids)  to get clarification on how to do things or how they should sound.  

It does sound like you are in a great school system.   The one I used to be at, my son got 45 minutes a week, with 15 extra minutes with me to go over homework.   (We homeschool, but it was the same as when he was preschool age.)   When we moved to WA, they told me "No one gets more than 30 minutes a week."   And they didn't tell me that every 4th week is a consult week, so he only gets 3 weeks of 30 minutes and ten minutes squeezed in for me to go over what he needs to work on. 

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Registered: 02-07-2011
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 2:47pm
He's been meeting his goals, but I'm worried that he'll back track if they decrease the amount of time he gets. I guess I should be grateful he's getting that much time compared to what yours gets. That's too bad that they put that limit on it, doesn't make sense to me. Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.

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