Our meeting was today. It went really well. It was a much different experience than when Cormac aged out of Early Intervention. It seemed like they had no idea what to do with Cormac because we did not want him in the district program. We wanted him in private preschool and it was a whole strange process. Our district at the time only had a preschool disabled with no options of typical kids being in the class. Not the right place for Cormac. Anyway, this was much easier.
Calleigh has different issues. She has more typical delays school districts are used to dealing with; speech delay and gross motor delay. Our new district has two options for kids. A self contained class and an integrated class. Typically, the three year olds entering go into the self contained class. However, the team felt she was too advanced cognitively to be in the self contained class :) Score one for Calleigh. She will be in the integrated class with a mix of children. This makes me happy as she will have some good language models around her.
She will get three sessions of physical therapy a week. She will get three sessions of Speech Therapy a week and she will get two sessions of OT a week. Even though her fine motor skills are not delayed she will get OT to help her with her balance issues. Although I wish she didn't need to go to school so soon or she didn't need so much help I know this is the best place for her. As I type this she is walking through the house in a tutu kicking a ball. Two months ago she could not do this. She is making huge gains and I think she will really soar being around kids her own age.
Our goal is to get her caught up be Kindergarten so she can join her brothers at their school. Honestly, in the next two years I think this is more than possible.
Calleigh is scheduled to her surgery on Friday June 15th. We will not know for sure if she will have the surgery until Tuesday. She will be getting her tonsils and adenoids removed and tubes in her ears.
One IEP done for next year....two to go!