12.22.2008

No social issues here ...

Little Mister was tested at school for his IEP label. The psychologist worked with him for a total of four days (broken up over two weeks) doing all the testing. Our goal was to make sure he was getting all the services he was able to access. Early intervention is the only answer for developmentally delayed. BTW ... I loathe labels!!!

She finishes her report and calls us in for the reveal. Lawyer is the only one of us that can make the meeting. You know with me pulling together all the kids need for the last week of school and her wanting to meet at o-crack-thirty and all. They meet and he comes home to give me all the results.

She has a list of things for us to absorb and then she moves on to social interaction. He has scored way above any of her charts on his ability to interact socially. I could have told you that without any testing! Have you seen his gift list for school ... ( I let the kids chose who needs happies at the holidays)

Lead teacher
Special ed teacher
Bus driver
Lunch ladies (4)
Librarian
Music teacher
PE teacher
Technology teacher
2 ladies in the office
Art teacher
Hall monitor
Parapro from last year
Kid who holds the front door in the morning
Psychologist
Counselor and cute girl who works for her
His girlfriend (who he loves "fur ether")
Seems like I am forgetting someone ... oh well! He insists every one on this list needs to be remembered. It is so sweet! Thank goodness I own a business!!! At least once a week I am identified in public as "Little Mister's mom". I love it ... Little Lawyer does not agree!
So yes ... no social issues for us!!
MPM

8 comments:

  1. I work at an elementary school 2 days a week, and I can't stand "labels." I am glad to hear the good news!

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  2. So socially everything is on target! Great, I can tell from your blog he is a charmer!

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  3. hello, not sure if I've commented before but I love your blog. I'm a speech therapist who works in schools and congrats to you for the high social scores that is most likely due in part to your socializing him, teaching him social skills and modeling them for him. So, give yourself a pat on the back.

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  4. What a great diagnosis!!! And, I agree, I HATE labels (I am an AIG teacher with an ADHD/AIG daughter). I'm sure if it came down to it, everyone would have a label or three...

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  5. Don't get me started on labels...I love that gift list...we always did the same thing and my kids wanted to give EVERYBODY something. Pretty good investment, though. School folks get SO little appreciation...it makes a big difference.

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  6. I think his list is just so precious, and it shows what an endearing little boy he is! Did everyone get a gift???

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  7. That is great news!

    My mother was a 1st grade teacher for 35 years and she always said - no matter how dynamic a teacher is or how much extra help a child receives within the school walls - what matters most is the nurturing they receive at home.

    And you, my friend, are obviously scoring "off the charts." :)

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