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How do they get the scores for qualifiying for SN preschool?

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DS is coming up on his 3rd birthday this October and we just had him tested for SN preschool. The therapist and I thought he did really well and thought he didn't qualify for services. When it came time for the first IEP meeting, DS did indeed needed speech therapy and he qualified for SN preschool. He scored about 5 points below the average in speech and the rest of his scores for cognition, adaptive behaviors, and sensory were all above average. It boggles my mind how he qualifies though.

 

We did agree for him to go the SN preschool because I heard some good things about it and DBF is pushing me along that route. Does anybody have some good experiences with SN preschool?  

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I am surprised to hear he qualified too with just scores like that. They do look at other things other then scores typically though. What are the needs, how will going benefit the child long term. Speech issues are better caught early and helped. I had 2 kiddos go to SN pre school. It was 4 days a week about 3 hours a day. I have nothing bad to say about the experience, and I am a homeschooler LOL. You can always start, then if you don't like it pull your child out. You're the Mom, you're in charge :)

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YoungSon qualified with only a speech delay (his autism wasn't diagnosed for several more years). It was a great experience for him, as they were very relaxed and accepting. He was no doubt a quirky kid, and I am not sure he would have done as well in a different environment. But he had fun, and I am sure he learned social skills that he might not have at home or in a regular preschool. I know speech therapy is helpful for some kids. In truth, my boy gained nothing from the speech therapy, although it continued for several years. But for us, well, he has outgrown the speech issues, and communicates perfectly, now at 17.

 

In your situation, I would want to observe the program, and if it seems like a good thing, go for it. Specific therapeutic interventions aside, these programs can be great, nurturing situations.

 

As an aside, we unschooled most of YoungSon's life - I am not too dedicated to the idea of school in general. but it was a great experience for him.

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Thank you ladies for your replies! This gives me a good perspective. :o I will give it a try. He loves being with other kids.

 

I know times have changed and such but I have been in speech therapy since I was a toddler all the way until the end of my senior year. I'm just afraid of it being a waste of time because for me, it was. People still have problems with me when I try to communicate something. Strangers think I am ESL (I am half-Hispanic but I am not ESL)... Is there such thing as adult speech therapy? lol.

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