Each day I drop her off and pick her up wincing at what they're going to tell me. I feel like there's constantly a complaint. Hard to believe, but there were weeks when the complaints were about her behavior and how she'd get up, out of her chair. They don't understand the sensory ants in her pants. I just don't feel that they believe in her or see all the potential that I see. She's smart, fun, funny, sweet.
|The girl reads at a level FAR beyond her years. Yet, this is the work that comes home from school.|
The worst part of all this? I still get the feeling that they teachers just don't want her in their class. Wow, how could anyone, anywhere not want this amazing kid in their class? Last week I told her teacher that while I don't feel this is the right fit for her, I think it's the least wrong fit. Make sense? She seemed to disagree and suggest (again) that I look into the Moderately Cognitively Impaired program. And I'm stuck. I'm not sure if I don't believe that's not the right fit for her because it's not, or because my ego won't let me accept that my baby is moderately cognitively impaired. I'm just not clear. A couple of the reasons the teacher is pushing me that way are the better teacher to student ratio, and the fact that they work on a lot of life skills in there, like toileting. (side note: LB has accidents in class sometimes but I firmly believe it's anxiety because she's completely independent in that area at home) Whatever the reasons are, it's a shitty feeling to know your baby's teachers are trying to get rid of her.
Here's where I open source her IEP: So... IEP scheduled for Thursday. In there, I will formally request a visit to the ASD program for class transfer consideration; I'll push for more of a certification for services than just her speech and language certification. She's not certified ASD through the schools- they didn't even feel like she'd qualify because she's "so engaged and socially connected" and I didn't fight that at the time because she was getting what services I thought she'd need.
What are some of the things YOU think I should bring up in this IEP?