Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Cameran will be turning 6 in a few weeks so that means its time for a new IEP and here is the draft for her meeting this coming Friday:
Cami's IEP Draft: Students strengths, Cameran stays on task to complete her assignments. She enjoys interactions with peers. How Cami's dissabiltiy affects involovment and progress in the general curriculum: Cami's delays in most demains would hinder her progress in a regular classroom. She needs special edu to promote her progress.
Pre Vocational: 22 out of 30 skills, she has skills of independence. She needs to improve her functional academics and social skills.
Social/emotional behavior: 63.8% of the skills. She interacts well with her peers, She needs to improve her participation, interactions with the school enviornment and knowledge of self and others.
Communication: mastered 46.9% of the skills. She uses words and phrases. She needs to improve her ability to answer questions and understanding of conversational rules.
Cognitive processing: mastered 38%..She reconizes all capital letters and 23 lower case letters. She reconizes numers 1-10. She needs to improve her prereading and premath skills, concept skills and categorizing skills.
Adaptive Behavior mastered 72.9%. She carries out toileting and handwashing. she needs to improve her leatime and dressing skills.
Gross Motor she mastered 85.3%.....get this my girl is age apropriate here...she displays motor planning deficits...love hearing the word normal!
Fine motor ....ok so I knew this was going to be low ...she mastered 3% of the skills. She cuts paper in two and can manipulate objects using both hands. She needs to improve her emergent writing skills.
Language: Cameran has made significant progress in the area of language. She is using 3-4 word phrases and simple sentences. She is naming objects and people easier. She is able to express her wants and needs readily. She is able to answer some basic what questions. She can also tell the function of an object. Cameran likes to listen to books and can often answer some basic questions!
~I know she is my little talker and I love to hear her...its hilarious cause she talks in 3rd person and she has the cutest accent!
Lets see her goals in Adaptive are to be able to fasten/unfasten buttons, snaps, velcro and zippers. Eat a variety of food textures to promote healthy eating habits....yeah good luck everytime we try different things with her like rice, potatoes and things of that nature she throws up everytime! Another goal is to put shoes on correct feet...she is my 2 left feet sally.....LOL!
Cognitive Processing goals: Trace her 1st name(hey atleast she can spell it without looking at anything....thats HUGE) Match/sign/name colors, match or name shapes. Group objects, people, or events on the basis of physical attribute, match printed numbers to sets of objects 1-10, produce correct sounds for letters, count atleast 20 objects.
Fine Motor goals: hold a pencil using an adult tripod grasp pattern, while stringing six beads be able to follow a bead pattern(Im just glad she can string beads now) Be able to cut on a drawn line withing 1/8 of an inch, use sendory euipment as needed and Cut out shapes with straight and curved lines.
Social/emotional behavior: state her first and last name, state age and month of birthday(working really hard on this one) identify at least six emotions of selfs and others.
Prevocational goals: Respond to meaning of yes andd no(LOL....good luck, Cami does your arm hurt(when it was broke) no, Cami does your arm hurt yes, Cami does your arm hurt no....she has no clue of the difference of the two)Follow a one step then two step instruction appropraite for her age, participate in atleast one game or activity with others taking turns(another biggy for her she is so impatient this has been a big problem of hers at school and at home, they say she always has to go first!!!
Language goals: Cameran will what, where, who, when questions appopriately, use pronouns correctly in phrases/sentences, understand and use a variety of descriptive words, label a variety of comman objects to increase vocabulary(toys/foods/people/animals), follow 2-3 step directions in the class setting and sequence 3-4 pictures in correct order and formulate a short story appropriately!
So there is the rough draft....LOL! But no worries seems like yesterday we had goals of just getting her to sit still for longer than 30 seconds and to keep her shoes on her feet...LOL, not to mention to get her talking, shes only been doing that for a year and a half now! And now look we have big girl goals! Seems overwhelming and looks like alot but we got this I think she is doing amazing! Can you believe it my girl will be 6 years old in a few weeks and she is so excited for her Hello Kitty Booday(birthday) party! Keep up the good work BIG GIRL!
Wow, another year come and gone and I tell ya it flew by for us and for that I am so thankful! My kids have done nothing but be sick all winter. Cami started the show with falling off the monkey bars in our back yard and breaking her humerus bone in her left arm....knocked it clear off the growth plate! So it required suregery and 2 pins through her elbow and a cast for 4 weeks. She was out of school for 3 weeks around the Thanksgiving break! During that time Jayden took a fall off our tall kitchen chairs and broke hers that didnt require suregery but she have to go into a cast for a few weeks. Both girls had purple cast on their left arms and I thought I could just lose my mind! Bagging arms for baths, trying to keep them still so they didnt knock them and make them worse...I lived on pins and needles! But both have healed well, you would never know Cami had broke hers she uses it with no problem. Jayden still fusses with hers if she knocks it they both have rechecks in February!
For the month of December we dealt with many weird illnesses between Jayden and Caleb! Jayden had salmonella poisioning the beginning of Nov. Her runny bowels continued off and on for weeks getting worse in Dec. they did many diaper samples over 6 weeks and finally it came back that she had C-Diff its highly contageious and we have no idea how she got it. They say you usually get it from too many antibiotics but she had never been on any...but they gave her meds and things got better for about a week and now we are back to the same ol problem. She will be seeing a belly Dr soon!
Caleb the week before school got out seemed to have some virus just throwing up non stop, took him back and forth to the Dr and they kept just saying it was just a virus. Finally it got so bad with stomach pains he couldnt even walk(this was the 2nd day of vomiting) that I took him to the ER....they thought it was his appendix and did a CT scan. It came back ok so they just ran a bag of fluids to hydrate him some and afterwards he felt better they also did blood and said it looked good.
Sent us home and the vomiting and pain started back again! Took him back to the Dr first thing in the morning and they ran blood again and his electrolytes had dropped even more from the ER readings. His breath smelt sweet so he started going into Ketosis. Dr then read the report from the ER and said I know what he has Mesentric adentitis swollen lymph nodes in his belly causing him to be sick and in so much pain! They put him into the hospital the week before Christmas to hydrate him for 24 hours, since thats the only way to help it! SO mad that the Er dr's didnt tell us! Once hydrated he was back to his normal little self!
We made it through Christmas wonderfully....with no sick kids for a whole 2 days then Jaydens belly issues started back up! We found out she had that C-Diff and a day later Caleb starts running temp for no known reason! Had to take him 2 differrent times because they couldnt find anything he just a mild cough. So they did a chest xray and there the smoke sat he had pnemonia! So they put him on an antibiotic it eventually got worse he had to go back and they had to add a steroid and breathing treatments. He finally fought off the high temps and then scarred us with with low temps of 94 and very pale....but thank the Lord he got better!
So as of right now we are just dealing with non stop diapers from Jayden but she seems happy so maybe allergies?
Cami had a eye exam on Monday per schools request and she did amazing. Passed with flying colors 20/20 vision! She was so excited sitting in the chair, read and reconized all her letters, numbers and pictures! She cracks me up at how tickled she gets and the smallest things! Anywho she has her 3 year IEP meeting this coming Friday! I know it will go well cause I think she is doing amazing. They worry cause she still cant trace a line, color in lines she still scribbles! But can you believe my girl can spell her name she walks around all day saying C A M E R A N (camwan...thats how she says it) but she is doing so great I couldnt be more proud at how hard she works! I just know she will be all caught up in a few years!!!!!!
Sorry for such a long time between all my posts but as you see its been pure choas around here as usual wouldnt be normal around here with out it :D
WIshing you all a very Happy New Year!