Saturday, January 10, 2009

UPDATE

Hello everyone - I'm still here and I've been lurking your blogs periodically.

Frog gave my laptop a drink of water and it could not be revived. The new laptop is ordered (along with a phone system and a multi function machine - copy, scan, fax). The tech is going to try to rescue my data from the old hard drive (documents, pictures, e-mail, all the Stanley pictures, movies, tax information . . .)

The snow has finally melted and I spent the last week moving into the new office. Frog is still home with me - it is taking the school district longer than planned to approve hiring the one-to-one para his IEP team agree is needed. The district is also modifying a room to give Frog some space to work one on one with the para without distractions and they are making room for his beloved swing.

We are moving forward with the Rapid Prompting Method. He is getting much better about pointing rather than batting at the answers and is identifying more letters. Soma Mukhopadhyay will be speaking in Washington State in March. Frog's teacher (and maybe his para) will be attending with me. I hope this will lead to more academic content in Frog's program.

I hope to post an office tour as soon as the new computer is ready to go - Until then, I'm still out here reading your posts when I get a few minutes with hubby's computer :0) Hope everyone had a happy holiday season and are off to a great new year!

8 comments:

kirsty815 said...

Our IEP is in two weeks! Meggers just had her re-eval and I'm not pleased with the results. Hopefully they can shed some light when we meet. I'm more worried about her progress. I get so frustrated with the schools. I'm hopefully attending a Wright's Law conf. next weekend that'll give me a little more info on what I can and can't request. Frustrating!!!

Anyway, glad to see you back!

Kirst

Frogs' mom said...

Hi Krist. IEP's are so frustrating! And when you and the team work out what looks really good on paper - there are always hitches in the execution - such is life. Wright's Law trainings are excellent. Hope everythings goes well for you. I hope to be back for real soon!

Julie said...

Hi! I was actually just thinking of you this morning and wondering how things were going for you guys! You couldn't have said it better when you wrote: "...looks really good on paper- there are always hitches in the execution". I hear you!! Good luck with everything! I'll be here whenever you're able to write anything. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

rainbowmummy said...

Oh it's soooo good to hear from you.

hellokittiemama said...

There you are! Wondered where you were. Not good about the laptop getting a drink!!!

Hope your new year is going well and be sure to keep us posted!!!

CC said...

thanks for the update! Too bad your laptop isn't like a lilypad in Frog's pond....

Great job on the pointing!!

Krystal said...

We just had Little Man's IEP review today and it was actually a positive one!

I hope you get things worked out for Frog's school. Seems like you have people that are willing to make the accomodations that he needs to thrive.

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

I hope all is going well! I hope they are able to retrieve your data too!