SPD- school ideas?
(boca raton, FL)
Hi, First, thank you to everyone that helped my find a dentist for my daughter who has oral defensiveness. We found a compassionate dentist who welcomed me during my daughter's extensive treatment and now my daughter is fine!
My daughter has a late August birthday so she qualifies for kindergarten. She attends our state's ESE program for speech and language already, 2 hours a day. She has some severe issues, from extreme reactions to some sounds, to inability to sit and focus to do school work. She gets overwhelmed with crowds. She mixes her words and cannot be understood or make her needs known to a teacher. She has fine motor issues, despite the OT work at school, and cannot trace or write what she wants to, ie, words. The OT told me my daughter could write the alphabet but I see no evidence of that...I think they were trying to get her fewer services.
Does anyone have ideas for school for her? How have other parents dealt with school for their SPD children? Public schools and IEPs are complicated and appear to be overwhelming for the average teacher. Our school district won't let me pay for a shadow and of course, they won't pay for one. My daughter doesn't focus well for me to teach her at home (her brother has SPD but functions well whether taught at home or school). I wish my daughter did,.
I'm frustrated. I don't know how to help her grow! I'm afraid she'll act out if frightened at school and then be disciplined instead of helped...
thank you for any ideas!