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Thursday, September 27, 2007
We have Megan's IEP right around the corner. I want to ask for additional services and I am hoping they will agree.
Does anyone know if it is possible to get therapy outside of school once they are in the 3-5 IU?
I want Megan to get an extra hour a week of PT in the community, preferably dance class.
We had open house this week at dance when I went into the class. Megan had a hard time doing the moves. She needed me to sit with her and put her legs and feet into position to "get it". It all seemed a little too over her head.
But the whole idea of therapy is to keep our kids on track with their peers? right?
so asking for a PT to assist wouldn't be out of the question since the other kids her age are able to do class.
So I am hoping they will agree. I am actually hoping her teachers are reading this for a heads up.
I never really worried too much about the physical aspect cause the "cognitive" seemed so much more important....but now I am thinking I was wrong to think this way because it is all connected. She needs to be physically equal to keep up and to learn, so I hope to get this extra service.
I was thinking if it doesn't work I could see about a High School student helping and getting community service hours for doing it. As a parent we are not allowed in class as we are a distraction and I completely agree.

Any thoughts or ideas?


Leah said...

Well, one thing is you can get Community Ed classes free of charge on an IEP. They can usually write it pretty general like, "Megan will have free access to Community Education classes that directly affect her physical or educational development." or something along those lines.

The idea of a high school student or someone helping is a good one, and one I hadn't thought of when Angela was in dance!

For awhile we had Angela in a class, and I explained to the teacher that if she would PUT Angela's feet where they need to go so that Angela could feel it, that would really help. But Angela was much older (she was 9) so she "got it" when the teacher did that.

jennifergg said...

Hello! Just wanted to tell you that you're the winner of the BOB books giveaway! If you could send me a snail mail address I'll get them to you!

Megan's got 47 said...

Thanks Leah! I will let you know how it turns out.

And THANK YOU Jennifer, I sent you an email with my address.