Thursday, March 25, 2010
Gabe's IEP is all set and ready to help him as he needs it. This plan is speical educaion, but not how one might view special educaion in a negative way. So many view those words as something bad or negative. This is a plan to help Gabe be successful if he should need it. He will not be pulled out of his classroom and sent to the 'special' room, but instead the vision impairment specialist will be in contact monthly with Gabe's teacher for any questions, or needs on how to make things easier for him. Right now at preschool there not be much that needs to be done, but Gabe is the first vision impaired child our school has seen in many many years. Gabe's wonderful teacher for next year already has some great questions and our #1 goal is to make things normal for him! This is scary territory ans yesterday I had to speak up and say, "Hey, some things that have happened over the last couple of weeks were not ok." (Which was very hard for me as I hate confrontation/conflict). So, this is a good thing. Asking for help is ok. And one thing that I keep saying to myself is the comforting words of my Jesus saying over and over , "Do not fear!"
Posted by Jess Danielson at 7:10 AM