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    Quote Originally Posted by White Mage View Post
    That's really great news @Mod-Degrassi

    Today we went and saw the Psych for DS2's Cognitive IQ assessment, needless to say he couldn't be assed because well, he wouldn't do it.. which we all expected.
    SO she has taken the Vineland the SDS has thrown together (scoring a 45) and her observations and our conversation to help her write up her report.
    Ultimately looks like DS2 will be going to the Special Developmental School he has been attending for therapy this year as a full time student next year.
    My DS couldn't be assessed properly in the cognitive test either. He wanted to follow his own agenda and was more interested in exploring other things in the room.

    How do you feel about him attending the SDS next year?

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    My feelings are all over the shot. But I know it's the right decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Mage View Post
    My feelings are all over the shot. But I know it's the right decision.
    I hear you. It really has to be about making a decision based on what they truly need in terms of support, not placing them somewhere we wish they would fit into.


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    On a much happier note, today my almost 7yr old was sized up for a developmental trike, designed to strengthen upper body strength and hand grip and a bunch of other things. So we have put it on order with his FACSHIA before it officially runs out next week. Then it's up in the air until the NDIS comes in next year.

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    Those bikes are awesome we bought one for my brother who has downs he doesn't really like it he goes through fazes but it's good to know a company does it

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Mage View Post
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    On a much happier note, today my almost 7yr old was sized up for a developmental trike, designed to strengthen upper body strength and hand grip and a bunch of other things. So we have put it on order with his FACSHIA before it officially runs out next week. Then it's up in the air until the NDIS comes in next year.
    That looks great! Was he excited? I am wondering whether we might be able to use some of DD's funding for some equipment to help gross motor skills (e.g. monkeybars). Will have to chat to her OT next time we see her.

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    White Mage I can see how your feelings are a bit all over the place about the SDS option for next year. How are you feeling now it's had some time to sink in?

    Monnie, how are things going with you

    Re: cognitive testing. DD had an IQ test as a part of her diagnostic assessment early last year, but will be having another cognitive assessment later this year to give us a more detailed understanding of her level of functioning. I am hoping she will be co-operative!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Just thought I'd share some good news - DS has been offered a support class placement for school next year! It was up to the district panel to decide where he'd be best suited, but thankfully the school/class he has been offered a placement at was our first preference

    Once it's 100% solid we can really start to get excited about it. He's going to be so adorable in a school uniform
    That's great news that he was eligible for your first preference. How does a support class work? (I feel like I may have already asked this question - apologies if I have!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajimum View Post
    That's great news that he was eligible for your first preference. How does a support class work? (I feel like I may have already asked this question - apologies if I have!)
    It's a small class with other children with additional needs and small ratios of students per teacher. They follow the curriculum but tailor it to each child's abilities. The children participate and are included in a lot of the main****** school activities/events too.

    The plan will always be to transition him into a main****** class (he'll be reviewed regularly to assess whether he still needs to be there), but I do feel it's the best place for him to start.

    How's everything going with your DD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    It's a small class with other children with additional needs and small ratios of students per teacher. They follow the curriculum but tailor it to each child's abilities. The children participate and are included in a lot of the main****** school activities/events too.

    The plan will always be to transition him into a main****** class (he'll be reviewed regularly to assess whether he still needs to be there), but I do feel it's the best place for him to start.

    How's everything going with your DD?
    Sounds like a great way for him to start getting used to school. And being included in lots of activities with the main****** classes will mean that when the time comes to transition it will hopefully be much easier on him. I bet it's a relief to have been accepted so you can start planning for transition later this year.

    All is okay with DD, thanks for asking. This term she's been a bit out of sorts. I think because her teacher has been away quite a lot and they also have lots of 'out of routine' activities going on at school (e.g. school production). She copes okay at school but we certainly see a difference at home. She's also missed almost 2 weeks this term due to illnesses. I can't wait for winter to be over!

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