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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

William's Screening

Today we had an eligibility meeting to determine what kind of help William was in need of for his speech delay.  They are diagnosing him with a Phonological Disorder, which is a speech disorder also known as Articulation disorder, in which he does not use some or all of the speech sounds for his age group.  His is in the moderate to severe level.  They also tested him for congnitive/developmental delays, but said that they don't want to classify him as having a delay in either of those since his severe speech disorder could be causing some of his cognitive issues.  They will re-evaulate him after a few months of speech and language classes.  We will be meeting again on Nov 16th to develop his IEP and an action plan on what can be incorporated into his class at the CDC.  They said he could actually start the week after, which would be Thaksgiving week...however there is only school 3 days that week and then a week and a half after that, we will be heading stateside on our Home leave.  We decided that it would be best to start him in his new routine after we return back in January.  I will know more on the 16th, as to how many days/week he'll be in class and how many hours/day.  I'm excited to finally get the ball rolling!!

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