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speech JessicaMatlock:) Due May 7 (boy); 1 child; Modesto, California 1337 posts
20th Sep '12

So kaylee whos had speech issues sincebefore she could talk lol has finally gotten into speech through the school system (it took us 3 years and a book full of excuses) So a few weeks ago i signed papers because her kindergarten teacher said she needed it and when the speech therapist came into the class to evaluate the children she knew within a few minutes kaylee needed it.. Good right? so i signed papers to start an IEP i guess


well yesterday i was asking kaylee how school went and she was telling me " some lady took me and a girl and a boy to a room and put a stick in my mouth agian and i kept saying ca ca ca but 6 more points and i get a big prize"
so i asked how many points she had "4 points mommy i get 1 point every time she takes us"

im slightly irratated that shes gone 4 times and im just now finding out about it.. i havent even met this lady.. today afterclass im going to go talk to her teacher to find out whats going on

Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6794 posts
20th Sep '12

What exactly are you irritated about? That's how an IEP works.... The speech therapist comes and pulls them out of class everyday...

JessicaMatlock:) Due May 7 (boy); 1 child; Modesto, California 1337 posts
20th Sep '12

the fact that i was notified it started already.. i would of liked to of met this lady know what they wanted to work with her on stuff i could work with her on at home.. you know those kind of stuff

Deanasoar Due March 7 (girl); 17 kids; New Mexico 192 posts
20th Sep '12

I was an SLP-A for the schools. and this is generally how it works. I suppose u could request to meet her, but usually if u signed an IEP, that is indicating that treatment can start. I'm not sure how it works where ur from, but here, SLPs are stretched pretty thin, so a meeting with every child's parents wouldn't be possible.

JessicaMatlock:) Due May 7 (boy); 1 child; Modesto, California 1337 posts
20th Sep '12

her teacher is the first to tell me when kaylee misbehaves and when she talks back.. i dont know why her teacher wouldnt meantion this.. i think its more of a vent.. i have been trying for years to be in the loop with everything pertaining to my daughter and i just got fraustrated that the one thing ive been most concerned with her is the one thing i was left out of the loop from.. all will be fine.. as long as kaylee is getting the help she needs

Deanasoar Due March 7 (girl); 17 kids; New Mexico 192 posts
20th Sep '12

I see where ur coming from... but like i said they are probably really busy. U can always request a meeting or just call & talk to her SLP. We always handed out progress reports every few months, that said what the child was working on, and their progress towards their goal. Send her an email, I'm sure she would be happy to share some at-home activities with u. And there are tons of websites with activities you can do at home, just find out what sounds they are targeting and start practicing at home. It's always good when parents want to get involved, because there are so many parents out there that aren't interested, or don't have the time to be involved.