Gabe will be placed in an integrated classroom with peer partners. For those of you that are unfamiliar with an IEP this means that Gabriel will be in class with some children like himself, with a deficit or even an ASD diagnosis as well as children around his age without any diagnosis that will be models for him to interact with. The classes are based on ABA learning criteria and he will have more intensive services for OT once a week, Speech 2 times a week, and stay 2 hours longer a day for services, and also attend school on fridays which his brother Ayden does not do. He will be joining his brother Ayden and hopefully he will do great! More updates to come!
Gabe has learned some cool new things like how to sing Scooby Doo where are you, and pretty much eat anything with Jelly on it. His Language skills are leaps and bounds from where the were before and his motor skills as always get him in trouble! cross your fingers!
Gabriel's IEP (Individualized Education Program) meeting is this monday so stay tuned to hear what the school has to offer our little Gabe for services! Its been a rough last couple of weeks we tried bumping up his Tenex to 1/2 mg to try and slow him down a bit but all we seemed to et was a child who was just as active but burnt out and had a shorter fused faster. so we weaned him back down to the 1/4 a mg and should be speaking with the Neuro to understand if this medication really is the best one? We hope to get our ducks in a row before school!
Mom of two, very active boys. My Husband and I work together everyday facing the new challenges of raising our two boys. Our oldest is a typical 5 year old (is there such a thing?) and Gabriel our 4 year old is anything but Typical. He makes sure to keep us on our toes!