IEP – The Meeting Finally!!!!

December 10th, 2013

3955153817_6095f44e53_q[1]So we finally went to the meeting for my daughters IEP. It has been about a month since I last wrote about it but I was absolutely shocked at the fact of how the teachers would not take responsibility for their actions. It seems as though they were trying to blame everything on my daughter and the fact that she has a disability but, without saying it because obviously they can't. The IEP meeting started with reading her goals and it was funny because they started doing all of these assessment tests to try to show that my daughter was making a lot of progress. I of course have been monitoring my daughters education and I have a tutor working with… [more]

IEP – Waiting For A Response

November 14th, 2013

3955153817_6095f44e53_q[1]It’s now been a month since I’ve been trying to get some answers about my child’s education. It started when my husband and I noticed that when my daughter came home she had little knowledge of what was being taught although her grades reflected differently. Then she would tell us that she would sit by herself to complete her work and would only get help if she raised her hand. We of course also noticed that there was a disconnect between the special education teacher and my daughter when we went to her nine week conference and she had little data about the IEP goals. We asked her special education teacher to show us the data that she had been collecting… [more]

To The Principle Office We Go!

November 6th, 2013

3955153817_6095f44e53_q[1]The past few weeks I’ve been noticing that my daughter has been coming home with very high grades in subjects that she struggled really hard with. My daughter struggles with anything that revolves around reading comprehension due to her disability. I noticed that she would come home with 100’s and 90’s on her graded papers but then she couldn’t recall what the subject was about and had little knowledge of what she had learned. Now of course most kids checkout when school is over because they work so hard during the school day, but I knew that this was more than that. I asked my daughter to give me an example of how her teacher helps her and she replied that… [more]

A Little Me Time Please!

October 29th, 2013
Categories: Parenting, Working Moms

10518420223_46df8ed0be_q[1]Parenting a child with special needs can prove to be quite difficult. In the middle of dealing with school, emotional needs, social needs, and family needs you can find yourself burnt out. I got home about 30 minutes earlier than I normally do and my husband and daughter hadn’t gotten home yet. I thought to myself, now is the time that I can get some stuff done before they arrive, but instead I sat down and enjoyed the quiet.  I wasn’t thinking of anything, nothing was on my mind. It just felt good to be in the peace and quiet of my own home.  During the day I go to work, and then go to the grocery store, to the post… [more]

Education For Some

October 24th, 2013

9511781475_9085d9ae0c_q[1]My husband and I had to attend the nine week conference at my daughter’s school.  At the conference they talk about how your child is doing so far, the areas they need to improve on, and if they are on grade level. Last year when we attended the conference my daughter had only been in that school for about a week, so they didn’t have a whole lot of information to discuss. They took her information from the previous school and the assignments that she had completed to come up with the areas that she was struggling in. Last year my daughter was behind in all subjects and was struggling with reading and mathematics. My daughter is two grade levels behind… [more]

IEP – The Meeting and Solution

October 9th, 2013

8314929977_28fd740070_qPreviously in a post I wrote about going to my daughter’s school to have a meeting in regards to her IEP and the amount of homework that they are sending home for her. That meeting took place last week with her teacher and the special education teacher. My concerns were that my daughter who has ADHD, along with Borderline Intellectual Functioning was expected to do 2 ½ hours of homework each night. While the ADHD plays some factor in completing her homework, it is pretty much the Borderline Intellectual Functioning that is the biggest concern.  Even if she has grasped the concept of her work because she processes things slowly, it will still take her twice the time as a kid… [more]

IEP – It’s Time For A Meeting

September 27th, 2013

8314929977_28fd740070_qMy blossoming fifth-grader is excited to be in her class this year. Last year, when she started school she started towards the middle of the school year. This is her first year being adopted and also not having to move around to new schools. We went to the open house and I loved the teacher that they had chosen for her. The teacher has a lot of structure in her class and seeing that my daughter has ADHD and Borderline Intellectual Functioning this class, seemed to be perfect. We have received a progress report and my daughter is doing great. She has four B’s and two A’s , which is a far cry from the F’s and I do mean all… [more]

I Forgot – Part 2 “The Plan”

September 16th, 2013

7109397617_23cd590554_qSo in one my previous post I talked about how my daughter who has ADHD is struggling with forgetfulness. I asked my daughter to come up with a plan to help her remember to gather her things at school and not loose things. The purpose of allowing my daughter to come up with her own plan is so she can learn that while she may have a weakness for something that she is struggling with, she can learn how to cope with it. I have tried to give her my ideas and thoughts on ways to help, but she seems to of course forget, so I wanted to give her the opportunity to plan. I told her that whatever plan that she… [more]

I Forgot!

September 7th, 2013

ADHDDealing with a child that has ADHD can be very difficult. As much as it is difficult for me, I am sure it is much more difficult for my child. I can't imagine what it must be like to not be able to sustain attention or feel as though your mind is going 100 miles per hour. Sometimes at her worst moments I have to remember that this is something that at times she cannot control. Fortunately for my daughter she does not suffer with hyperactivity rather she suffers with impulsiveness and has a rather short attention span. She tends to daydream and more often than not it is at the wrong time. She is also very forgetful and have to be reminded several… [more]

100%

September 1st, 2013

Blog Post 6 - 100My child is diagnosed with Borderline Intellectual Functioning (BIF) and ADHD; inattentive type. My child does not struggle with hyperactivity rather she tends to veer off and daydream which causes her to miss sometimes important pieces of information. Just in case you don't know what BIF is, it is when the person has below average IQ. The person's IQ is not low enough to be mentally retarded but is not high enough to be considered of having an average or normal range IQ. For her she has a hard time learning new concepts and mastering multi-step instructions. She processes information slower than the average child however she can master the concept over time. The best I can describe… [more]