Saturday, November 13, 2010

Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool

I cannot believe that Nathan is almost 3. Where did the time go? We have spent the last month and a half meeting with the school district a couple of times for transitioning Nathan into their preschool program. I was so worried... worried that Nathan was doing so well and making SO MUCH progress that he wouldn't qualify for services.

Yesterday was the official testing. Nathan sat very patiently for 2 hours being tested on speech and his overall development. He was such a champ! I can say that he sat so well and worked so hard with the therapists that the testing was very accurate.

The results: Nathan has the understanding of speech of a 48 month old. (He has a need to know what is going on. I would too if I feared the doctors as much as he does!) On the flip side, his articulation puts him in the 7th percentile for his age. A plus is that we can put in feeding goals for Nathan at his IEP since Nathan's speech and eating problems are directly tied to each other. We are having his IEP with Nebo School District on January 7th. I wasn't all that impressed with his teacher over the phone, but hopefully it is because I don't know her. I'm still very nervous transitioning Nathan from Early Intervention to the school district. I'm sure things will work out, but its what I have been used to and I think sometimes that I struggle with change.

One thing that Nathan can say very clearly though when asked if he thinks the baby in my belly is a boy or a girl is "No... Nathan is the baby!". Maybe I'm not the only one who struggles with change...


Kyle and Alli said...

I would be nervous just like you in turning things over to the school district....yikes! Hopefully they will be able to keep up with the progress he has been making. And by the way, I am so excited for you guys to add baby 3 to the family!!! EXCITING!

Annie-Staten said...

I didn't know you were expecting! Congrats! When is your due date?