IEP- What's in your child's (if you don't mind me asking)?- little dr. update (heard of this?)
so my son has generalized anxiety with sensory integration issues. He kind of has somatization disorder but that only happens when it comes to school, which is his trigger. Anwyay, he has a 504 plan. We met with the SST team on Tuesday & they want to do testing for an IEP. We're going to go ahead & let them do it. The psychologist brought up Autism again, but everytime he's tested he's determined not to have it. Currently my son has the following:
-- an aide
-- on a modified schedule of 10:30-2:30, later if there's a sub.
-- He's allowed to take breaks when needed from the classroom .
-- He has an area in the back of the room with headphones if needed but he doesn't use them.
So I emailed his Behavioral Ped with an update & a request for an OT referral, and this is what he said, "What probably needs to happen in addition to (or instead of) an IEP is something called an FBA (functional behavioral analysis), for the purpose of initiating a formal BIP (behavior intervention plan). Cristian's difficulties in school are due to his sensory integration issues triggering his anxiety attacks. If a district-based behaviorist can help the teachers and school develop a consistent plan, it might help a lot."