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.


Elizabeth Channel said...

Sounds like an amazing preschool experience!

Anonymous 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.