Cat Posted December 11, 2022 Share Posted December 11, 2022 Hello- My daughter is 13yo and this is a transition IEP period. Her team is realizing on community outings that her level of self awareness requires a lot of attention and support. Communication is also for her high on the list of needs and she is a Gestalt processor. On the plus side, her speech team is now sharing what communication needs to looks like when working with her. what I’m feeling is missing is the urgency and danger of her lack of self awareness. She is very unaware of danger in a parking lot with moving car or while walking in the community. Her response when asked to scan and look do not demonstrate understanding. She also has limited awareness of others. The amount of time spent in her IEP on these areas specifically in the community practicing is once a week She is in a resource room not a self contained room with like peers. At points of the day, there are 3 other children with IEP’s but only one that is constantly in there with her. She is only in a reg Ed setting for art and gym. Where do I find kids for her to learn these self awareness things and once a week will never accomplish what it needs to accomplish for her present and future safety. She also can’t reliably understand her own feelings part of the interoception need that isn’t present. I tried to fight to have an outside placement done but I was told that was a more restrictive environment for her and the entire team decided against it. I may have to fight to have her moving forward with mediation to push for some time perhaps Community outings with this outside placement school at least one more day in the week to get her exposure in the community with her like peers. I’m open to this forums thoughts I continue to fight a very long battle with this school team. What am I missing? What do need to be pushing for bc it’s her future that needs to be focused on insurance and appropriate support to help facilitate what everyone should be working toward with her . Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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