Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Report on Christopher

I met with FCPS/ChildFind yesterday to learn the results of his interdisciplinary team evaluation. It was, for the most part, an assignment of numerical value to the developmental delays we were aware of and have observed. I was somewhat surprised at the extent to which his language delay is already impacting his development in other areas. I am posting photos of the summary and recommendations from the report, you will see that his cognitive potential, fine and gross motor skills, and social-emotional development are all below normal. The only mitigating factor is that he was extremely uncooperative on test day, which surely impacted their ability to make more accurate assessments.

There is an elegibility determination committee meeting on Thursday to determine whether or not Christopher qualifies as a disabled child for county services. Without making any pre-determination specifically regarding Christopher, the school psychologist we're working with did say that she's never seen a child with scores as low as Christopher's who didn't qualify, so we are expecting Thursday to be a formality, and that he will indeed qualify for county serves. Following his elegibility hearing, they have 30 days to put together an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to address his deficiencies. Not sure what the possible broad scope of those recommended services might be, but we expect at least that he will be referred into the special needs preschool program.

Ok, here are the summary and recommendations, I will update this post with other detials as I am able, and of course will continue to post about my boy's progress through the process. Thanks for your love and support. ♥

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry to see problems manifesting themselves for Christopher. I am hoping his language barrier can be addressed quickly and that we will find his behindness -behind him.
    Let us know how his eligibility determination turned out and what the plan is for helping Christopher catch up.
    In this, as in everything else, I am rooting for you. Those positive vibes are streaming toward ya.