BFP#2 2.5.11 (EDD 10.15.11) DS born 9.28.11
BFP#4 8.27.13 (EDD 5.6.14) DD born 4.23.14
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Backstory: Our state's school for the deaf has three levels of admission...General, Transitional(needs some support OT, PT, etc) and Enhanced Services (special needs beyond deafness and requires an aid). When Nate turned three, we applied to see what placement he would get. Answer:Enhanced Services. We would need the local school district to agree to this placement because they foot the bill for the aid. So, we stayed on an extended IFSP for him to gain more skills and hopefully get a Transitional admission for pre-k next year.The woman in charge of the ES program does classroom observation as part of the admissions process. She observed Nate last week. Both his teachers and his speech therapist said that the ES chick was confused as to WHY she was there to evaluate Nate. "I am here to observe this child? Correct? He is NOT an ES student."Everyone is pumped. PUMPED ! I hope the admissions committee does not continue to underestimate my kid. Fingers crossed that we get Transitional admission. I was afraid with ES we would have to have the City "buy in" to placement at the deaf school. Hearing loss is by no means his greatest challenge, but we love, love, love the school and he uses ASL expressively since his speech is not intelligible. Go NATE!