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sandsmom
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PostPosted: April 25 2007, 8:41 AM    Post subject:
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WHAT TO DO ???? Im struggling guys.....I know 1st grade will be difficult. reallll difficult. Sydnie is soooo smart but Im wondering what really is the best thing for her. Being in a reg classroom alongside her peers with possibly and asst or being in a setting that is more targeted for her needs but hopefully still have that interaction with her peers at diff things in the school????

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PostPosted: April 25 2007, 11:43 AM    Post subject:
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Personally, I would try a reg ed class to start. From what people tell me, it's easier to go from a red ed to a self contained than the other way.

Try it for 3 months, remember you can always call another IEP meeting if it isn't working! Nothing is set in stone!

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PostPosted: April 25 2007, 11:54 AM    Post subject:
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Have you gone and observed both settings? You know your child better than anyone. Go observe and think about what you think fits her needs best. You can also do BOTH things. Personally, (and granted I have no idea where your child stands developmentally) 1st grade is usually a pretty good time to stay with an integrated program. Assume that she can do it, and let her show you she can't before you move her to a self contained classroom.

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PostPosted: April 25 2007, 12:26 PM    Post subject:
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Angie...from the time that I have spent with Sydnie, I would go for reg with an aide. She IS so smart and is a sponge for knowledge. Her speech astounds me! Of course, still observe both settings, but I have heard the same thing about starting with the reg class and rewriting the IEP if necessary. I know that you will make the right decision for Syd. So, am I going to get an invitation for Saturday or what? Wink

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