Preschool Public Special Ed without EI to help with crossover - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 06-12-2010, 06:46 AM - Thread Starter
 
Kathy2579's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Taunton, MA
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OK I hate my EI they are very weak. Down to the fact that group toys are missing parts. The climber is this HUGE climber that is for a park not for children under age 3. They don't even have enough supplies for lunch when we eat like silverware.

I asked for a transfer to another EI. They stated we know the school system best we will not do the crossover.
During home visits the lady makes my son cry and she is not very warm and loving. I asked for a new teacher and they said talk to her about your concerns and give it one more month. I have and it still is horrible. I am dread the whole visit all day.

DS has not issues with strangers. He is fine at PT and OT. He has even met many doctors or clinical staff and has been with them for sometimes only 30 min and never once cried.

I feel like I do more at home with him and my MIL is a saint and does a ton with him too while I am at work.
While at a speech eval the things she was doing is just like what we do at home and MIL. I asked her if this is what an EI session should be like and she said YES.

At this point I think I am going to drop EI. He is almost 2. I am going to do private PT OT and Speech. Then have him seen by the public school right before he turns 3.
I am a special education teacher (High School) I feel I can at least get him in he door.

Has anyone done this... go to SPED Preschool with out EI??
Kathy2579 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 6 Old 06-12-2010, 02:14 PM
 
bbsc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 91
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My son will be going to Special Ed preschool in the fall, and he never did any EI. He went to normal preschool, for two years, then I asked for an assessment in March, and the team determined that a placement in Special Ed preschool would be the best fit for him. He is 5.5, so he will be older than most of the students in the classroom.

Good luck with your decision. I would hate a home visitor coming in and making my son cry.
bbsc is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 06-12-2010, 03:10 PM
 
AnalogWife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Boy I WISH. Our EI/SLP home visitors were very nice, but somewhat ineffective and I resented the intrusion and how they multiplied their visiting time, and then even EXTENDED visits into beyond his 3rd birthday, I wanted to explode! I held on because I wanted the preschool, we start in 2 weeks, I'm expecting much better results.
AnalogWife is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 06-12-2010, 04:18 PM
 
BookGoddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Gryffindor Tower at Hogwarts
Posts: 6,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbsc View Post

Good luck with your decision. I would hate a home visitor coming in and making my son cry.

:

I've written extensively about my lack of love for our local EI, but they didn't make DD cry though. I just felt we weren't getting enough hours and services.

You don't have to go through EI if you can afford to get the necessary services privately. I know people who have opted not to go through EI, but rather through private OT and speech. You have more more control over the services and more input.

You don't need to be in EI to get SpED after the EI age cut off. If your child is eligible for SpEd services then he should get services regardless of whether he had EI services or not.

Normal is just a setting on your dryer.
BookGoddess is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 06-12-2010, 04:19 PM
 
BookGoddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Gryffindor Tower at Hogwarts
Posts: 6,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Where I am a lot of people seem to like EI more than the local school district, but my experience has been the opposite. I've liked the services from the school district much more than what we got from EI.

Normal is just a setting on your dryer.
BookGoddess is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 06-12-2010, 04:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
Kathy2579's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Taunton, MA
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thank you

I am lucky and have good insurance. Copays are low. Where I don't pay for day care cause my MIL cares for him I have a little money to play with each week.

I think you guys just helped me make my choice... EI goes and we will do Private Speech PT OT...
I am so glad I found this board.. thank you all...
Kathy2579 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off