My son hasn't even started school yet(first day is Thursday) and I am stressed. He has hearing loss and has bilateral cochlear implants, he will have an FM system and a sound field for the class. My son will be in a regular education classroom with just a few basic modifications-mainly the equipment and then preferential seating and a few other things.
We(myself and his private speech therapist and audiologist) have been trying to contact the school to find out his teacher placement as well as to set up a day we can all go in before Thursday(when school starts) to go over his needs with his teacher and any other necessary staff as well as how to work his equipment and troubleshoot any issues that may come up during the day, like checking his the implant connections first, then the batteries, etc. This isn't going well. We haven't been able to connect with anyone to set anything up. Right now it is looking like we will bring our son to school on Thursday with all the other parents and be stuck trying to show his teacher the equipment while there are 20 other kids being brought into the classroom. This doesn't work for me and I know it will overwhelm the teacher.
I understand teachers have not been assigned yet as they have to finish up kindergarten evaluation(they have more Wed). This school is fantastic, I love the staff, but it is chaos right now. They just started up school for the 1st/2nd grade, our 4 local elementary schools have shifted into (2) K-2 and (2) 3-5 schools so there were a lot of teachers moving schools and kids moving schools as well so I get that it is very chaotic right now. My son's private speech therapist has been in constant contact with the special education person at the school board and things just are not progressing. Is there anything else we can do? It may be too late for this year, but is there something we can do for next year to minimize this issue?