Kira's testing today went so well! I was so nervous. We've been told by her therapists that there was a chance that she might be doing so well that she might not qualify for services. A lovely problem, yes, but one that made us very nervous. Private therapies aren't an option with our budget, so if she didn't qualify, we would be winging the next two years.
So...the cut-off for services is scoring an 80 or above on whatever the test was. She scored a 77. And I was thrilled! She gets services AND is doing really well.
We're not sure if she'll start off in a blended class or in a PPCD (Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities) class. I'll learn more at the ARD meeting.
The school is really cool. As I've mentioned before it is just Pre-K, PPCD, and blended classes. Each class has 10 students. The blended classes are 5 students on IEPs and 5 typically developing kids. They have a little computer lab, a library, a gym, and a teeny tiny lunchroom.
The speech path at the school worked for ECI for awhile. We saw her a couple of times when Kira was one. She came into the office today, while Kira and I were waiting for the testing to start, and said, "I don't know if you remember me, but I think about your daughter all the time! I remember how great her speech was so early and how verbal her brother was, too." It was awesome hearing that, and we are very excited to get to work with her again.
The testing itself took about an hour and a half. I was amazed that Kira hung in there for that long, but she was "on" the whole time. She really seemed to enjoy it.
I feel so much better now that we're on this side of the whole thing. I'm terrified of sending my tiny girl off to school, but I'm really excited for her new opportunity.
Thanks again y'all for holding my hand these past few days!
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