Thursday, November 6, 2008

First IEP Meeting Tomorrow...

I know I should be stressed out about this, but my friend Michelle (who is my guru at Christian's school) told me to not sweat it. She's been around the block a couple of times, and I totally trust her judgement.

I'm not really too nervous about the process. In addition to the fact that Christian goes to a school that is one of the best oral/deaf programs in the nation, it's also equipped to handle any and all of the modifications that we ever could need (one of the reasons we pay the big bucks to go there). The teachers are all Master level and above educated, they have an entire audiology suite for the D/HOH kids, and they have a very close relationship with our implant center. It's safe to say that they are the leading resource on educating CI kids.

I received the school's proposed goals last week, and they are exactly on point with all of the research that I did. I guess I should look at this meeting as a dry-run to dealing with public school in a few short years, where I know I'll have some challenges. I'm just thanking my lucky stars that we're able to swing going to this fabulous school. And of course, my husband for working more hours than it's known to man so we can sorta afford the tuition.


MB said...

Can't wait to hear how it goes. I'm lazy, can I just copy yours and change the names? ;)

Angela said...

My son Alex has had bi-lateral cochlear implants for 10 months now.
I am also a special education teacher and I want to reassure you that the IEP meeting will go fine. As long as you stand firm on what you want for your child. I enjoy following your blog.

AJ's Mom said...

We just scheduled our transition meeting for March (AJ turns 3 in June). Anxious to hear how your
1st IEP went :)