School and Therapy Balance?? How do you choose??
Ok, my 3 SN kiddos (5.5 years old in Kinder next year) have received several recent developmental diagnosis, and each addition causes a need for new services. We are officially at the point where they need more therapies and school hours than I can fit in a day/week. And I'm having a hard time saying I am going to 'deny' them anything they need, but there are 3 of them, and that is triple the time commitment on 1 parent when the therapies can not all be done at one time or even one location. So, my question as many of you have to juggle therapies and schooling too. If you can't get all your child's therapy needs met on their IEP/school time. How do you choose between education and therapies? Which is more important? How do you pick? I can't get the schools to provide all they need (as in may be physical need over educational need), and I can't get some critical therapies without committing to travel/therapy time at 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (and they still need more therapies than just that one which would not leave much time for school). I can't figure out where my priority lies, and what is truly critical as they all are. Any suggestions? What do you ladies do?