We made it.

It is the weekend for me and the start of April vacation for Monkey…we both sorely need our respective breaks.  Even Duhdee is appearing to be a bit worn around the edges.  Stress seems to be piling up for everyone in our lives these days.

We did get some good news yesterday.  Duhdee asked Monkey’s teacher about the reports for the upcoming IEP meeting and, for once, there are none!  Since we are not changing his services or his placement we will just be sitting down to talk adjust his goals.  I’ve said before that I am comfortable letting the school take the lead in this area.  They work with him daily, they see his strengths and weaknesses and they know where he “should” be in terms of skills.  It does seem like this will be an “easy” meeting.

I am going to ask them to add Therapeutic Listening to his IEP.  The OT thinks it will benefit him but the district ran out of equipment.  We offered to buy our own but they haven’t been very willing to work with us for some reason.  I think if we add it to the IEP it will force them to step up.  I am still very willing to buy whatever he needs but I need them to give me the information I need to do so.  We’ll see.

I’m not sure what we’ll be doing today.  We created a list of tasks for ourselves this weekend but Monkey is lobbying for a train ride…

3 thoughts on “We made it.

  • April 18, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Let the school buy it. If it’s in his IEP then they have to, and it will follow him as he moves on.

  • April 19, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Yes, and then you are not the responsible person making sure that it gets used. If it is in IEP — then it is mandated that it be used. Besides what is the costs of one on those machines.

  • April 19, 2009 at 7:31 am

    I don’t know if they will add it to the IEP or if they’ll have to do additional reports, etc. The OT who is trained in TL has already said he’s a good candidate and his OT is excited about it too. We shall see.

    We aren’t sure on cost, the CDs are not sold online. They need to be ordered by a therapist. The headphones would be $145 and then whatever CD player we pick up at Target or Best Buy will work.


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