23 May 2013

It's decided...

I am grateful to have had a fantastic preschool teacher for Liam for the last two years who was not only comfortable with kids as immensely challenging as Liam is, but also was willing to try new things, ask questions, and say she didn't know the answers but would find them.

We are going to dearly miss Ms. Lori next year. Liam will be leaving the preschool program and will be heading to Kindergarten. I posted before about how Liam really could go either way with his education; continue it at home having therapists come in or have him try school in a special ed classroom where he would be able to receive his services at school.

After a 2 1/2 hour IEP is was determined easily and without issue that Liam would benefit most in a classroom with his own 1:1. We are going to start out slow and Liam will only be going from 9:00-12:30. But even with such a short time, it is imperative that Liam have the appropriate help necessary in order to help him progress and grow not only socially but educationally as well. He desires to play and learn but can't quite accomplish tasks without the help of two people for the most part.

I have no idea who the one to one will be but I am praying now that the Lord would send someone amazing into his path. Someone whom Liam can learn from and who can learn from Liam.  I am not joking when I say Liam teaches everyone he meets. Everyone who works with him says that. He truly does teach us all
and this next school year will be a learning experience for everyone all around.
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