Tuesday, January 13, 2009

1 day to results of evaluation at school

So tomorrow is the BIG day we get the results of Sean's evaluation from the school and we will find out if he qualifies for early childhood services or not.

My gut feeling is that he will not qualify. In many ways this is something most parents want to hear, hear that there child is doing what the should for there age or are doing more than there age can...... I would be happy to hear he is doing GREAT but I know the reasons why he IS doing so well.

We go to therapy 4-5 times a week. That is a lot of therapy that is 5 hours of therapy a week 20-25 hours a month that is A LOT. When that is reduced to 2 hours or 8-10 hours a week will he still keep up? That is my biggest fear. Everything we have done since 6 months old till now will he regress or become behind?

In Sean's tiger tots class (it is a class of karate/tumbling) you can tell he does things differently or has a harder time doing certain things. Therapy is helping with this but how will it help if there is no therapy he can get?

As you have read in my previous post we will not be getting PT or SPT once he is 3 which is oh by the way 27 days away. Only a few visits away. The reason we can not get them through where we go now is because of the wait lists. Crazy Crazy Crazy

We are also still waiting to hear about the preschool situation and they told me I should know more this week sometime.

I will update tomorrow after the meeting when I can. My SIL is coming with Patrick and I she used to be a special ed teacher so she knows what a lot of the terms mean so that will help.


Rachael said...

i really hope that sean gets everything he needs...i am praying!!! and sending you lots of hugs...

Popcorn House said...

Keep us posted. I will be thinking and praying for you guys. What a hard transition this will be. At preschool here they take them out to do PT/OT would that be the case there too? I am not looking forward to 14 months when Sammy turns three. It just seems across the board that the services are less as they get older. Which doesn't seem right!!!

sarah said...

I have my fingers crossed for you guys. Everything will work out. I know I don't know the whole story, but is there any way you could try to get the therapy somewhere else? You said the place you go to now has wait lists...is there another reputable therapy place that might be more accommodating? Or are you worried about switching therapists? (I worry about that when Avery hits 3 too, but in our area, there's no way around it.) :(

Erin said...

Tomorrow will tell us more. If he qualifies thru Early Childhood thru our school district he would go to there school for the 2 hours a day and get therapy during that time.

He would also then get private therapy from where we go now and which he have been going to thru EI which stops at age 3. Our insurance will cover 100 combined visits a year so 2 a week. We really wanted PT and OT. PT there is a long wait list where we are currently going to and is the most well known place in the area and with our doctors. So we are going to continue with 2 OTs a week one in the water and one at the clinic.

The school system looks at the functioning level of the child for the most part. If you look at Sean he is functioning, he can walk, talk, run, jump. Even though he may not doing the same as a typical 3 year old he CAN do it. Even though he walks with his feet in, falls A LOT when he runs, jumps with one foot, and can only understand some of what he says he is functioning in there eyes.

I spoke with the head DT (developmental therapist) this afternoon because she evaluated Sean and she saw all of my concerns and tried to express them in the report as much as she could. She said what I said above but for us to keep mentioning our concerns with Sean socially. He doesn't know how to play with kids even though he is with them all of the time. When the therapist is there giving him cues or directions he is much better but with out her there he is really lost.

Not only that but he doesn't think to use his words instead he will push. Also if he goes first on an activity it is much better but only if everyone else follows what he does and wants them to do.

I am a mess right now...but less than 24 hours from now I will know more.

Chele said...

Thinking of you today and hoping that you get some good news. Good luck!

Christine said...

Hi Erin, \This is a bit late..you probably already have your results of the assessment. Just wanted to let you know our thoughts are with you guys. Hope it worked out for the best.

Popcorn House said...

Keep us posted!!! I have been thinking about you all day. Keep looking to see if there is an update!!!