Tashia - posted on 05/06/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I'm new to all of this so bear with me. My son is now 4 I've been telling his dr since he was 2 that something was different with him. She referred him to First Steps program but since he was almost 3 (the cutoff age) they couldnt help. He started headstart in August & his teacher also sensed it. He was having a lot of problems at school so his dr referred him to Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Behavioral Unit He didnt get an appointment until March they have a long waiting list. The dr at CCH said he was developmentally delayed & ADHD but they didnt know the cause & referred him for a neuropsychological evaluation, OT, ST, behavioral counseling, genetic testing & Fragile X test. Last week he was diagnosed with SPD. We began trying to get an IEP in place back in September due to developmental delays, I found out today that I could've requested it & they would've had to evaluated him within 60 days:( But the teacher who has been really great with my son said we had to go through so many tiers of trying different ways to improve his behavior before they would evaluate him for an IEP (I dont know if she was misinformed) so we did that & last week she said those didnt help so I'll need to sign some forms & the school board will do their own evaluations & if they feel its needed they'll have a meeting with me to discuss the IEP. Sorry for the long post i guess i have a few questions 1.does anyone else have an iep for their child in headstart & whats included in it 2. after they do their evaluations what happens
3. with school going out for summer this week will they wait until August to do evaluations?