Saturday, January 8, 2011

Christopher's Assessment

Little Mister Christopher had a full audiological evaluation Friday, his ears appear fine upon examination and he tested normally in the sound booth and all other testing. Then two nice ladies tag-teamed him for a play-based full developmental assessment, for about two hours. JR & I were both there. Chris behaved just as I expected, participating willingly and cooperatively in what he thought was going to be fun, protesting the less fun, and no talking. He does make most vowel sounds, and a handful of the consonants, and he pairs them, but still no real words. Friday was strictly assessment, we got no feedback. Our next meetings are a parent conference on the 24th where we will receive their combined report(s), and then an eligibility determination hearing on the 27th where it will be determined whether he is eligible for county services. Then, if he is (and I assume he will be), they have 30 days to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP), which I think goes into effect immediately upon its development. Several people within my network have already reached out to share their experiences with developmental delay, some parents, and other professionals who have offered advocacy. I will of course keep you posted.

These are Positive Vibes Streaming from Trenton, Maine! :)

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