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IEP meeting tomorrow

Posted by on Jan. 3, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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For Xavier. His teacher would like for him to be mainstreamed for math. If it goes well he'll get mainstreamed for reading then lunch.

His class is currently still working on simple addition. And sounding out words.

He told his floortime specialist he hates school. It's Soo boring.
They do Morning meeting at school and sing about the weather, days of the week and months of the year. That's when they see negative behavior. So he most likely is very bored.

They figured that since math is a strong area and very structured he'll start there. Then with reading because it's small group lessons. Lunch because he wants to go to the other playground. They have two different playgrounds. The one he goes to now during lunch is the smallest one. It's completely fenced in. Climbing equipment and that's about it. The other has no fence and swings and lots of other climbing equipment. I can see why he wants to go to it.

I don't want to hold him back in a class that's below his level. But I worry about it being too much.

His floortime specialist said that it'd be best if he were homeschooled. He won't get bored and there is a large homeschooling community to socialize with at his pace. In not totally against homeschooling but my concern is that we don't have a great support system. We have nobody that is able to watch the kids for a few hours. Yeah my oldest daughter is old enough and mature enough. But I don't like putting that on her.
by on Jan. 3, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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SamMom912
by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 8:54 PM
I am not a believer in homeschooling from the perspective that it limits interaction with the world. I get groups and all BUT at school - any school- he interacts with so much more.
There are schools for him. There are advanced classrooms for LD/challenged but smart kids.
I think trying mainstream for preferred topics is a great start. See how he does.

lady-J-Rock
by Niki on Jan. 3, 2018 at 9:19 PM
Not the schools around here. They treat the kids like little robots. They don't even get to choose who they sit with for lunch. The teacher does. They get to do group work for science once a month. It's weird I did substitute teaching for a few months and it's so rigid.

We don't have Charter or Montessori Schools. We have a Catholic school for elementary and middle school and a Christian academy for high school.
We're stuck here a few more years until Hannah graduates high school. Then we'll move to the city dh works in that has charter schools, private schools, co-op homeschooling where they have an actual building for the co-op. So it's more like a school setting than homeschooling. They even have a great program for kids with different needs.

Quoting SamMom912: I am not a believer in homeschooling from the perspective that it limits interaction with the world. I get groups and all BUT at school - any school- he interacts with so much more.
There are schools for him. There are advanced classrooms for LD/challenged but smart kids.
I think trying mainstream for preferred topics is a great start. See how he does.

Fredrica2
by on Jan. 13, 2018 at 8:06 PM

It's wonderful that you have a team at the school that recognizes that your son may need to be more challenged and is willing to make changes gradually to see how things go. It sounds like a great plan and certainly worth the consideration. I am not sure that your Floortime therapist should be making recommendations about where to school your child. Have you thought about making a list of what is important to you and identifying the pro and cons of home school versus public school? If you go with the public school plan, you may want to ask for close monitoring and data collection. Consider meeting once a month with the IEP team to discuss how things are going.

lady-J-Rock
by Niki on Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:57 PM
Would you say the same thing about whether or not an ABA specialist putting her 2 cents in about whether or not a child should be homeschooled?

His floortime specialist spoke with his teacher and said look this current placement isn't the right one. He's telling me that he hates school because it's boring and stupid. Enough with singing preschool songs about the weather and days of the week. I tried telling his teacher that he needs to be challenged academic wise.

I've made the pro and cons list. There are definitely more on the positive side. But the negatives are huge. He doesn't currently receive respite, child care is difficult to obtain. I have some health issues. Fibromyalgia, migraines and asthma.

Quoting Fredrica2:

It's wonderful that you have a team at the school that recognizes that your son may need to be more challenged and is willing to make changes gradually to see how things go. It sounds like a great plan and certainly worth the consideration. I am not sure that your Floortime therapist should be making recommendations about where to school your child. Have you thought about making a list of what is important to you and identifying the pro and cons of home school versus public school? If you go with the public school plan, you may want to ask for close monitoring and data collection. Consider meeting once a month with the IEP team to discuss how things are going.

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