What kind of school does your child go to?

Our child will be entering Kindergarten. We're probably going to do public school because we think they are equipped to deal with kids with issues. However, we also hear of a lot of SPD kids or other kids with challenges that go to Montessori. Our child has several issues that a private school may not accommodate - she still needs help in the bathroom, she is very anxious, and is sensory seeking, to name a few.


Just wondering what everyone else is doing for school. We were going to home school but we really would like her to be in school to help her with social skills and we want her to have as normal a life as possible.

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Aug 28, 2009
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Montessori is the way to go.
by: Eric

I am sending my child to a Montessori School. After hours of research, I discovered that the learning environment and materials all have to do with developing sensory processing. There are articles all over the internet showing that the Montessori way is an excellent education for a child with special needs. The child works at their own speed and will develop sensory processing skills from the many activities that they may engage in. Search Joyce Pickering and the Shelton School, Wendy Fiddler and Autism, read this http://www.circleofinclusion.org/english/demo/lawrenceraintree/overview/mont.html

Aug 23, 2009
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IEP
by: Anonymous

My child is going to a Charter school and they will continue his IEP (Individual Education Program). The school uses a third party to provide the required resources for my son. So far it has worked out very well.

I think all children with SPD should be on a IEP.

Aug 23, 2009
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What kind of school does your child go to?
by: Anonymous

Hi, my school district told me that they do not recognize SPD, and that they would only test my son for academics. I've been homeschooling him through the school district, because I feel that a regular class would be too overwhelming for him, and wouldn't be fair to the teacher, and the other children, and that a special education class wouldn't be challenging enough. My son also needs to work on social skills, and I would love to find a school where he can do this, and not have to worry about being punished for being himself. Also, knowing that the teacher and staff have experience with SPD. Thanks for writing this post, sometimes it feels like I'm the only one struggling with this issue.

Aug 23, 2009
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check out the school
by: Ericka

I don't know where you are, but in many places public schools are NOT sensitive to SPD. My son's school basically ignores all his sensory needs. I have met with much resistance from them and absolutely no understanding-and this is from one of the best schools in our county. I love the handout on "Sensational Kids"-this helped me explain my son's needs. But his teacher continued to punish him for his sensory needs all last year!

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