About this blog.

My son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 24 months. I created this blog to bring meaning to the often-confusing label. Sometimes I have answers. Other times, just more questions.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Brad Papers: Part 1

Here I will share the "accomodations" listed on Brad's IEP:
  • Model and expand language and sound development
  • Break down activities into incremental steps
  • Wait time for processing
  • Frequent breaks for movement as needed
  • Inflatable seat cushion as needed
  • Position pre-writing, drawing activities on a vertical surface
  • Adult assistance and cues as needed to encourage independent self help skills as it relates to outerwear, backback, snack, toileting etc.
  • Adult monitoring and cueing as needed for use of both hands together in functional activities thoughout the school day
  • Monitor use of utensils and classroom tools for hyper-extension
I think Brad's IEP hits the metaphorical bullseye.

A few notes of explanation:
  1. Monitoring the use of both hands is to promote bilateral coordination.
  2. The hyper-extension, also referred to as hyper-flexion, is related to the hypotonia or low musle tone. If a child has low tone in his fingers, the fingers bend way back and present special challenges with respect to handwriting.

3 comments:

Elizabeth Channel said...

Sounds like an amazing preschool experience!

goodfountain said...

Looks terrific. Isn't special needs preschool amazing? I have been impressed with ours so far.

Laura said...

I know, right. I've heard so many terrible stories about public education - the wrong kind of services, not enough services, you name it. I was totally not expecting to be enamoured. But I am still a neophyte, so who knows.