Thursday, June 10, 2010

Back to School....

Well, it is true. Darsie really IS going to kindergarten next year (not that I had any doubts, but you know). We went to her IEP meeting yesterday and she has made soooo much progress this past year and her teacher said that Darsie is DEFINITELY ready for kindergarten. Yay, yay, yay!

She will continue to receive OT and PT at school but has officially been released from Speech now. I can't even believe it as at three years old, she barely talked!

The only "accommodation" that she will be receiving outside of the therapies above is that she will continue to ride the little bus to school. I'm over the moon happy about this as the bus drop off is on a very busy street with lots of kids. The worry of her team was that the steps up and off of the bus are very tall and this area has no curbs and a steep drop off. And also that because of the throng of kids getting on and off, that she would get hurried and off balance and fall. And besides, who can resist door to door pickup and drop off?

That being said, watch, she will want to ride the big bus come the school year.

17 comments:

jenny said...

I remember when i was younger i did ride the regular or big bus for kindergarten and first grade. It was really stressful for me and i was asking to be changed tot eh other bus as I was told this was an oppertunity by all of the specialists i just had to wait for the official ok and i was changed and so relieved by it i did not change after that I stayed with the little bus until I graduated and was teased byt I don't care I was happy and confident that i could get on and off the bus on my own that way and loved the independance just my thoughts on the bus ropic I hope darsie enjoya kindergarten good luck with your now official school girl

Katy said...

Of course she will! I'm letting Charlie ride the little bus to preschool, but it's going to be hard. . . my baby! on a bus!

sofe said...

Variety is the very spice of life. ............................................................

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Ellen said...

Shannon, I am so excited she's doing so well! I can't BELIEVE she's off to kindergarten! Max rides the little bus to school. He loves it.

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Erica said...

Wow. Your first baby is going off to school! Crazy!

Now that I have a tiny tot of my own I can almost imagine what you are feeling at this development! So exciting for her and you! Don't worry though Shan, she will have a blast & Elise/Robert will keep you busy so that you only miss her a little (or so I am guessing!).

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Cristine said...

I am so happy to hear of Darsie's improvement. I know riding the school bus will take some adjustment, but you'll see that in just about no time she will become accommodated to it! She will also make new friends with all the other children who are taking the bus as well! Thank you for sharing, and Darsie, keep up the good work! I blog about communication wellness and awareness on http://www.myspeechtherapycenter.com. Feel free to check our website out!

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Blair said...

Alot of OT and PT have started to realize the benefits of Multi Sensory Environments. MSE's have been used to improve learning, health, quality of life and increased human potential in people with Autism, Alzheimer, Cerebral Palsy and many other similar conditions.

On October 1-3, 2010, the best and brightest involved in multi sensory stimulation research and practice will convene in Birmingham, Alabama for the International Multi Sensory Environment (Snoezelen) Symposium. www.isna2010.org This 8th annual event which is being held for the first time in the USA will be hosted by the Christopher Douglas Hidden Angel Foundation