we had our meeting with the school and I feel worst then I
did before we went. The class room was old and boring, and the teacher
wasn't anything like I expected. I could cry. We don't have any other
choice since we are in the special ed program and they are the only ones
in our district. I am afraid he is going to hate it.
I knew they were going to throw a lot at us, but I don't think anything prepares you for sitting in a room with 7 strangers talking about how behind your kid is and all sorts of new terms. I was really over whelmed today and I already have a list of questions for our next meeting. At least we have until August to get it all set up.
Here is what we DO know:
Has low registration
shows some sensory seeking tendencies
Has a probable difference in Visual, tactile and vestibular processing
His Battelle II scores:
Personal Social: 7%
Total BDI-2 score: 4%
His over all language score was 5%.
So next school year he will receive 480 minutes of special education (Tue/Thurs 10-2)at the early ed preschool, with 15 minutes with the speech pathologist and 15 minutes of speech with a paraprofessional. Nothing with an OT yet, no separate time for sensory therapy. She kept saying they have sensory in her classroom but nothing specific. Again, she is more concerned with preparing him for school. I expected that. I knew we wouldn't get in home therapy. I didn't expect it to be pushed aside like that though.
I am going to run it all by our case worker to see if she thinks this is enough and if I should push more for OT ( my gut is telling me too.) Or am I making to big of deal about it all if her class room is set up for special need kids.
So here is where I am now. I don't know what is normal. If this isn't the norm, what do I do? How do I push? How do I do it in a way that I am advocating without being over bearing? Or is that what I am suppose to do? I am so confused and over whelmed.
I don't want special treatment, I just want what is best for Drew. Should I wait until our actual IEP in September? Talk to her in July? Email her now? I am such a noob at all of this! Someone please tell me it gets easier?!! Am I a special needs mom fail?!?!