Friday, February 10, 2012

IEP Success

Dylan's IEP went off without a hitch.  It was refreshing to go into a meeting and hear about all the things that Dylan can do, not the things he can't.  I heard over and over that he was just a delight for them to assess and was as cute as can be with his sweet, happy and easy going personality.  I think it really helped that we were all on the same page with regards to Dylan's needs and goals. 

The recommendation from the school district is for him to attend a special needs school that has a M.O.V.E. program.  The MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education) program is great because the school has standers, walkers, gait trainers, etc... and all of the teachers are MOVE trained.  So, throughout the school day Dylan will be placed in a gait trainer/walker to work on his mobility be it in the classroom or out on the playground, they will also work on his other gross motor skills such as pulling to stand, crawling, etc...  They also have a Speech therapist, PT and OT at the school that come and work with all the children.  It really seemed like the best place for him, developmentally and socially.  He would be placed in the orthopedic class for children that are working on crawling and walking.  There is a 2:1 student/teacher ratio so I think that he would be well cared for.  Now we just need to decide when we want him to start.   I still can barely get my mind around the fact that he will be turning 3! 


  1. Awesome! I am so happy that it was a success! The school sounds wonderful!! I want to go.

    The boys are too cute!

  2. Great news! As I was told that I need to begin the transition process this summer~ looking at schools for Kaylee to be prepared for her to start at 3~ it is great to have ideas about the kinds of programs I can specifically look for. I really do not want her to go to any of our local public schools~ with the extent of her physical and medical needs, I do not have the confidence that they will be able to provide the kinds of services I am looking for for her. The MOVE program sounds awesome. Please keep us posted once he is transitioned into the breakdown of his day~ I have a feeling that understanding how a good Special Needs school works will be really helpful insight. Lots of luck, Dylan...and mom!! xo

  3. So glad that you have a good placement for him. I am sure that you will continue to ask questions every step of the way! What a great opportunity to have a program like that for Dylan in your school district.

  4. We went through this with Adi in the fall. It was really scary to think of putting her in school, but it turned out to be the best thing for her. She is also in a 2:1 class (6 kids, 3 teachers) and is thriving. She shouts YAY when she sees the bus approaching. Good luck to you and Dylan!

  5. Glad that he is doing great! keep your patience and he'll growing a
    wonderful man.


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