Thursday, May 20, 2010

Taking all the help we can get

We're back from the big OT eval. I managed to get a script from the doctor's office this morning (I forgot to ask for it yesterday during the annual checkup, because I am, yes, an idiot), so off we went!

After Ms Lisa took a good look at the little guy, we had a chat about what he needs to be productive in school. I told her the bare and terrible truth: we need all the help we can get, so we can provide proper guidance to the new school folks. Stuff that we've done on the fly now needs to be formalized and simplified. We discussed sensory needs, we discussed social skills, we discussed lunch bunch, we discussed the problems of skill generalization (what good is a skill being performed before the school OT if he doesn't perform it anywhere else? Sometimes I wonder if the school OT thinks, "Well, see, he can do it... he must not want to!"... ie, "What a spoiled brat!"). I'm hoping for a fabulous report in 7-10 days which says he needs these things to access the curriculum. She was particularly interested in the phys ed curriculum that he is clearly not accessing in the general phys ed program... having something more geared to him would be fantastic.

I'll keep you posted!

1 comment:

KWombles said...

I hope the report will be helpful. :-)