I will never understand our education system when it comes to our children needing therapy. At the age of 3 my son started with early childhood interventions at an AMAZING school called united services. His teachers were amazing, our case worker was familial and everyone worked as a team when it came to my son. See my son barely spoke, he maybe had a ten word vocab and was unable to handle any stimuli at that point. I remember the day he graduated from United service, seems like yesterday. Full blown sentences, textures didn’t bother him so much anymore, and he was able to at least get his hands messy and not (freak out) that he had to wait a couple minutes to be able to wash them off…however there were still many more issues he would need constant work with.
Never did I think that him going into kindergarten would change everything. See I knew he was going to need a school aged IEP and I never once thought that they would drop it because I mean it clearly started that he showed sensory delays in all aspects except sector 4….so it was clear he needed therapy right? NO, see the thing about my son is he is very smart…when tested on his educational standpoint he did not show any concerns, he was in fact above grade level in most.
Now Blake is in 1st grade, he does receive some sensory therapy : a special gel pad seat, a fabric blanket, stress balls, and a chew item but that’s it…he has no one to help him otherwise. We have a place here called leaps and bounds however it is a out of network place and well it’s very costly and I am a single mother. I know that might sound bad and by all means my son is first in my life and his care is also but I try to do as much as I can at home to help him because money is just so tight. I guess my point is why on earth will his school not continue to help him, they know he needs it so why take something away that will benefit him down the road and help him isn’t that what school is about….to learn.