DD is 5 and has been in pre-school since 3 getting speech therapy through the school (cannot do private b/c insurance will not pay). Although she's improved quite a bit, she's going to be in Kindergarten next year and many people can still not understand her. So late last year I requested to the therapist that she get more speech therapy...which she got an extra hour a week -- a half hour with just her and a half hour with two other children.
And because she has an IEP, she is in the pre-school class for younger children and children with disabilities. Although both pre-school classes prepare for Kindergarten, the class that DD was in was not doing as much for her as the other one could. So earlier this year I asked that she be moved to the other class since her only disability is speech and the other teacher can reinforce that...which she is now spending the learning part of the day with the other class while staying in her original class for play and snack.
My point is...although I feel it should be obvious to everyone (teacher, therapist, etc.) that these things needed to be done for my child, nothing was done until *I* took the initiative to make the phone calls.
DD is my one and only so this is all pretty new to me. Is this normally how it is in public schools? I always planned to be a part of her school, but am I really going to have to watch for the bigger and better for DD since no one else will or even say anything if they know about it? Is it wrong of me to expect the teachers to take their own initiatives in things like this?
All I can do is sit here and wonder what else can be done for my daughter that I don't know about and the people who are educated and trained to help my child and should readily say "this would be better for her" sits back on their butts just hoping they can get through the school year without me figuring it out! :-/
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