Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I really thought this whole thing was going to be a battle...
More metaphorically....because life with Maddie is definitely NEVER quiet.
Day two of school and not a peep about Maddie from the teacher. I stopped to talk to her this morning when I dropped Maddie off and she went on and on about how well yesterday went. But I didn't hear anything after school today...which I guess means everything went just fine.
I'm actually a bit impressed.
The county is doing what they're supposed to be doing (color me surprised). They have the speech pathologist meeting with Maddie five days a week (which is more than she had in preschool). The teacher for the deaf will be starting next Tuesday. The audiologist from the Kansas City school of the deaf is making her first monthly visit next week to set up the FM system...and the district's special ed teacher is already working one-on-one with Maddie.
Whew! Maddie has a whole crew there to help her and I am IMPRESSED. I really thought this whole thing was going to be a battle...and it may still prove to be one, but for now I'm feeling pretty good about where Maddie is.
Sure, its not the same as she would have had in Wyoming...but honestly I doubt she would get that anywhere. The simple fact that she has any of this at all is a miracle. The state of Kansas is opening a casino for heaven's sake that the government will be running in order to bring in more money...that's how desperate they are. They're not even beginning to THINK about adding anything to the schools right now.
I also found out that the school district in the big city across the river (still haven't come up with a good name for it) has cut their deaf and hard of hearing program completely...so the kids over there have NO services at all! Like they can suddenly hear perfectly! UGH! These people are insane.
So the fact that Maddie has anything from her IEP is a miracle. I'm counting us pretty blessed.
Anyway...day two down and I didn't hear anything from Mrs. B so I'm going with the motto - 'No news is good news'. ;)
Let's see what day three brings.