Destiny - posted on 02/18/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )
I just registered Derek for Kindergarten and am working with his preschool in forming an IEP & his Kindergarten Transition Testing. I really don't know HIS rights and the services he should be able to receive. honestly some sound like a waste. (60 minutes of Audiology each month, however Derek doesn't see anyone nor do they talk with me, they meet with the teacher once a month to see how they think he is doing.) He will continue to receive group Speech Therapy, 30 minutes a week, we also work with him for 20-30 minutes each night ourselves. They wanted to hold off on the FM, saying that they aren't much help in Kindergarten.
Derek hasa kidney transplant and has bilateral moderate to severe hearing loss due to an antibiotic. We are still "watching" him for any damage done to his balance or gross motor skills.
I was told by a local educator friend that here teachers and staff are told to give a little as possible to families and children in their IEPs and puts lots of pressure on them to accept THEIR guidelines. I have not seen anything on advocates here to help us out. Thankfully I think the new school he will be entering may be kinder and more willing to work with Derek and help him succeed. It sucks to see such a smart kid be forced to compromise so much.
Do you have any ideas in what I should expect to demand that be included in his IEP?