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ecki
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PostPosted: July 18 2007, 7:21 PM    Post subject:
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I just found out that for ESY Kayla's school only has 1 OT 2 days a week -- for all 4 classes! (probably 75% of the kids need OT). Kayla's IEP says 3 x 30 for OT. I asked the school director what was going on, and she said that Kayla is getting 2 x 45 for OT instead.

Now, I'm concerned because if they are doing 45 minutes straight, well, Kayla just can't tolerate that. She hates OT and even 30 minutes is a stretch. If the OT is just in the class running from kid to kid for a couple of hours, obviously NO WAY is she getting her full time! Personally, I don't see how this OT is getting to all the kids in 10 hours a week. I'm sure she's not, it's just not physically possible.

It's only for six weeks, but can I say I don't agree to 2 x 45 and expect compensatory services in the fall when they will hopefully have some OTs full time???

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PostPosted: July 27 2007, 7:45 AM    Post subject:
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You know what... if a child has ESY, in their regular IEP, it should list what services will also be given in ESY.. it's a separate piece to the IEP. They have to put in writing what services a child will be getting in the ESY setting. Like Russell's minutes sometimes are less and he ususally doesn't get Music Therapy in ESY..it's a separate page attached to his IEP.

Do you have anything like that in the IEP? you should.. and whatever they list is, by law, what they need to be doing.

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PostPosted: July 27 2007, 7:56 AM    Post subject:
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I doubt she's serving each child individually. They're probably doing group OT activities. Very common during extended school year.

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PostPosted: July 27 2007, 8:05 AM    Post subject:
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Yep, under ESY it says OT / 1-1 / 3 x 30. They are giving her 2 x 45, likely in a group. I don't know how much of a fuss I should make over it since it's only 6 weeks, so they'd technically have to make up 6 OT sessions.

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PostPosted: July 27 2007, 8:08 AM    Post subject:
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Well, you could "play dumb" and bring in your IEP or call whomever told you about what, in fact, they are doing, and say.. "Oh, I thought you were suppose to be doing what's listed on the ESY part of her IEP, no?" LOL
Then see how/what they say about that!

See... you can try to call them out on it without being yucky or combative.. just make it like you are trying to clarify... and what you are really are doing is letting them know they are not in compliance with the IEP.

Such a game it is! LOL

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PostPosted: July 27 2007, 2:01 PM    Post subject:
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Well, spoke to the CSE Chair on the phone. He said 2 x 45 was OK, but he would check to make sure they are giving her that at least. He said we were fortunate to have a program that even offered any OT.

My friend's kid is supposed to get 4 x 30 OT (I can't figure out how she got that much, Kayla's way more delayed in everything, including OT than her kid, not that I'm comparing kids, ok now I'm digressing....) and the school wanted to give her 1 X 120! Shocked Now that's REALLY insane! I guess I can live with 2 x 45, IF she is actually getting it!

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PostPosted: July 27 2007, 5:04 PM    Post subject:
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Well, spoke to the CSE Chair on the phone. He said 2 x 45 was OK, but he would check to make sure they are giving her that at least. He said we were fortunate to have a program that even offered any OT.


This is just unacceptable to me as an answer.... they are breaking the law not complying with what is stated with the IEP, plain and simple.. how could this then be the justified answer?

It is one thing if you are ok with this set up... then don't say or do anything... if you are ok with it, then ok. But, if you are not ok, then this answer shouldn't be acceptable.

But..that's just me Wink

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