Special Needs

  1. Special Needs Were any of your dcs diagnosed later in life with ASD? How was the diagnosis made? 8 hr 42 min ago (0 replies)
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  2. Special Needs Trying to find someplace in nyc for dc with adhd to learn meditation/mindfulness. any cbt therapists who use this or other places to start? I could try stuff at home but it's...(more) 9 hr ago (3 replies)
    not too quiet.
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    • give him the free app headspace..our 8 yo uses it.gl 8 hr 57 min ago
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      • will check it out. thanks! 8 hr 56 min ago
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    • How old? There is free meditation every day, twice a day, at the jcc in manhattan 6 hr 59 min ago
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  3. Special Needs Question re choosing CPSE eval site. EI coordinator is telling me better to choose place that will go evals at home rather than at a center. Confused shat is best or if it...(more) 10 hr 28 min ago (2 replies)
    matters. List from CPSE is all centers.
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    • I don't think that matters. We did YAI - they were great. 10 hr 25 min ago
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    • If you want services and want your child to perform not-so-great, do it at a center - they will be less relaxed and comfortable. That said, that's mostly relevant if you're on...(more) 6 hr 26 min ago
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  4. Special Needs What brand liquid melatonin do you use for dc? Five year old. 10 hr 52 min ago (10 replies)
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    • jack daniels 10 hr 51 min ago
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      • Almost googled this. 10 hr 48 min ago
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    • we use chewable 10 hr 49 min ago
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      • Which? 10 hr 48 min ago
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        • IDK the label is mainly yellow. It's 2.5 mg and we cut it into fourths, which is enough to do the trick for my 7.5 yo. 10 hr 42 min ago
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      • Hijack: chewable gives some kids nightmares I think because not time release. It gave to my dc so we switched to the spray and no issues since 10 hr 20 min ago
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        • Source naturals orange too! 10 hr 19 min ago
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    • Source naturals Orange sublingual spray. Life changing for my 6 yo dc. Link:...(more) 10 hr 22 min ago
    • Sleep Soundly 9 hr 54 min ago
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  5. Special Needs NYC preschool with language delay? My DS2 is a year behind with expressive language, and slightly behind with fine and gross motor (due to rare cerebellar variant). Cognitively...(more) 11 hr 24 min ago (2 replies)
    he's great; he's currently in a MS preschool which is going well, but since most of the kids have just turned 2 he's not the only quiet one...we're worried that next year the difference could become much harder on him. He's making great progress, but who knows how long it will take him to catch up (hard to know because his condition is rare and outcomes are highly variable, so we don't have much of a road map). SLP wants us to look at the language-focused integrated class at Gramercy. Can anyone recommend other good programs for our situation? Or anything I can request of our current school, outside of ST/PT/OT, which he's already getting?
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    • Absolutely loved the program for speech delays at Steppingstone Day School. 11 hr 24 min ago
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        thanks, I'll check it out!
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  6. Special Needs 2 out of 3 kids of mine are epileptic. FML. 13 hr 43 min ago (4 replies)
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    • have you tried Marijuna oil? Supposed to be fantastic 13 hr 42 min ago
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      • No meds are working pretty well at the moment. 13 hr 41 min ago
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    • wow. how old were they when they were diagnosed? 13 hr 42 min ago
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      • My youngest has been epileptic since he was 2. My 10 yr old was just dx. 13 hr 40 min ago
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  7. Special Needs Anyone on with experience or info on Summit in Nyack? Thx. 14 hr 18 min ago (0 replies)
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  8. Special Needs Mainstream shutout...(more) 16 hr 18 min ago (22 replies)
    Repost from toddler board: We applied to several mainstream private schools recommended by our PSD. It looks like DD bombed all of her playdates, and we're just beginning the SN app process. I am starting to worry that there is no school that is right for my daughter because we are late to the SN process and/or not quite right for a SN school period. Anyone else BTDT?
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    • There was a mom who posted about this last year; her dc ended up at Gaynor. 16 hr 16 min ago
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      • That's me -praying for Gaynor Mom. It has been such a huge success. DS is reading, doing math, and having fun. Still struggling socially but he experiences success every day and...(more) 11 hr 15 min ago
        they believe in him. He may have been on the cusp, but I have no regrets. Every day I say thanks that he is somep lace that wanted him, rather than someplace willing to take a chance on him. Stay on this board -we've got your back....,
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    • - no subject -...(more) 16 hr 9 min ago
      Thank you. My heart hurts.
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      • If you do a search, you might find some of her old posts. I don't know if she still posts here. Do you have a decent public option? Hard to be in the middle of it, but it will...(more) 16 hr 5 min ago
        work out.
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        • - no subject -...(more) 15 hr 48 min ago
          Public option is good but no ICT. We're hoping that her IEP would enable her to get into a very well-regarded school that is the next closest to us and has ICT.
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          • - no subject -...(more) 15 hr 46 min ago
            Thank you all. I feel very alone as friends wait to hear from the Daltons and Spences of the world. The people on this board are a welcome antidote to the snark and nastiness of UB.
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            • Trust me, there are a lot of hot messes at Dalton and Spence. All we can give your kid is the best chance -and not have them carry the burden of our dreams. 11 hr 13 min ago
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          • It depends on the district. Ours pushes services in the zoned school so would offer SETTS over ICT. Is your IEP meeting scheduled yet? On another note, it is easier to read posts...(more) 15 hr 43 min ago
            If you post in the subject line until you run out of room; what doesn't fit will go into the message part. Some of us are lazy about opening posts :)
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            • ^^what services does dc currently receive? 15 hr 41 min ago
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              • Speech, OT, SEIT (8hours per week) 15 hr 23 min ago
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            • What district are you in? We're in 2. 15 hr 24 min ago
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          • Local schools are required to accomodate. If they have no ICT, they may get a para, or enable her in other ways...even creating an ICT once a need is found. 14 hr 24 min ago
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            • Required to accommodate, sure, but it doesn't mean it will be good. We all know that. 13 hr 11 min ago
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          • What is ur neighborhood/zone? 10 hr 15 min ago
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    • How is your local public school? 16 hr 7 min ago
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    • Wait...is this in NYC? Because otisics goin date for this is not yet, right? Don't give up hope. 14 hr 33 min ago
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      • Sorry. iPad. Notification date is what I meant to say. And still, don't lose hope unless yiur ld's already told you this info. 13 hr 47 min ago
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    • Op, can you pls post in the subject line? Easier to follow. Thank you. 13 hr 10 min ago
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    • I was you last year. Our dc was dinged from all of the mainstream schools we applied to. I started to apply to SN schools the very day the dings came in (February). We received...(more) 12 hr 9 min ago
      thee applications within a few days...two schools moved on our application quickly (within a day of receiving it). We had a spot offer by the end of February. It all went so fast but in the end worked out. I hope you have the same luck
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    • I'm in exactly the same boat as you. A lot of heartache here as well. No words of wisdom to share, but just wanted you to know that you're not alone. 10 hr 27 min ago
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      • No: ditto me two years ago. Very dark time but All is well now. Hang in there. 10 hr 18 min ago
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    • Yep my son exactly. He's in PS3 (Greenwich vill) ICT now and it's going very well. You will find a place I promise. 10 hr 14 min ago
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  9. Special Needs You know the push for early academics has gotten out of hand when your kindergartener in a self-contained special ed class comes home with homework about the three states of...(more) 16 hr 29 min ago (2 replies)
    matter.
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    • My DS in a SN school had this too. Its not really that hard and it's cool for them to learn. He felt so proud of himself when he told me how the same things changes stages. 16 hr 19 min ago
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      • In K? Seriously? That would surprise me even in gen ed K. 14 hr 5 min ago
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  10. Special Needs Does anybody know of a developmental optometrist in Queens they could recommend? Our longtime one has closed his Queens practice, now in suburbia. Child with pretty severe...(more) 16 hr 33 min ago (2 replies)
    hyperopia and history of amblyopia/lack of 3D vision needs checkup, and other child with intermittent exotropia needs assessment and treatment plan.
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    • Marcie Stein was recommended to me a while ago but we decided to just keep making the trips to Manhattan. 13 hr 44 min ago
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      • Heard good things, but also that she doesn't take insurance? 11 hr 49 min ago
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  11. Special Needs Great. The Metadate seened to be good this am. He was calm and focused. By midday he's controlling and had 2 violent rages already. Serves me right for getting my hopes up for 5...(more) 16 hr 56 min ago (2 replies)
    minutes. Anyone btdt
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    • is it extended release? sounds like it wore off and there were rebound issues. 16 hr 55 min ago
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      • It is extended release. He has anxiety too so I guess it's making that worse. Dr said he thinks he may need to combine with a small dose of antipsychotic (ssris were not good for...(more) 16 hr 50 min ago
        us). I hope we can start that- looks like he needs it
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  12. Special Needs Trying to lose weight (have a solid 35 to lose to get to "healthy"). having a hard time getting used to eating only enough to feel not hungry/satisfied (as opposed to "full"),...(more) 18 hr 29 min ago (11 replies)
    but i think this is my main obstacle. any advice?
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    • Drink water/tea 18 hr 28 min ago
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    • Drink a large glass of water before and after eating 18 hr 28 min ago
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    • make sure you are eating enough protein and fat 18 hr 25 min ago
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    • I recently lost 2 lbs. One of the things I did was I'd eat an apple or banana before a meal. Especially if we were having something I'm prone to overeat like pizza, so I'd have 1...(more) 18 hr 24 min ago
      slice instead of 3. I know bananas are supposed to by high cal, but I didn't care since its packed with nutrients, and it worked. But you can try it with apples only.
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      • ^oops 25 lbs 18 hr 24 min ago
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      • thanks. any other tips? I'm thinking at this point it's largely mental -- so not just filling up with water/veggies, but understanding that I don't need to be really "full" 18 hr 13 min ago
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        • but you will get used to eating less even if you fill up with water, tea, etc. 16 hr 10 min ago
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    • I lost 32 on weight watchers - am a big fan .. Key is whole grains no whites ... These fill you up longer...(more) 17 hr 58 min ago
      Lots of veggies and fruit.. Drink water .. I'm doing warm water and lemon every morning too -- helps
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    • What worked for me was this: Absolutely no bread, pasta, rice, potatoes. I ate a diet full of protein (eggs, meat, fish, nuts), vegetables, fruit, and dairy. I was even able to...(more) 15 hr 17 min ago
      eat some low sugar ice cream at the end of the day and the weight just fell off. The best part? Because of the amount of protein and dairy I was eating, I was NEVER HUNGRY. The way I did it was i would make dinner as usual and just not eat the bread/pasta/rice portion of the meal. I'm 5'7" and 116 lbs now...
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      • There are also a lot of recipes online for this like zucchini lasagna, etc.. 15 hr 15 min ago
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      • ^^ once I got to my target weight I added back some whole grains, sweet potatoes, occasional cheat meals 14 hr 53 min ago
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  13. Special Needs Any moms with older elementary/middle dc with ADHD? Is there anything in your 504 or IEP that actually helps dc pay attention when teacher is lecturing or getting work done in...(more) 18 hr 46 min ago (7 replies)
    classroom setting? Our NP doesn't recommend meds yet b/c dc does "well enough" in school. We give lots of support at home, tutor, scaffolding help with work, etc. and he's fine if someone is checking on him every 10 minutes or so to redirect and we supervise his double checking work, packing up, etc. but in class, he gets nothing done unless it's a test - then he powers through (most of the time)
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    • Ds gets a copy of the teachers' notes and follows along with a highlighter/ or with a cloze system. It has helped. 18 hr 43 min ago
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      • >> ds has an IEP and also has an LD. 18 hr 42 min ago
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      • is this in middle school or elementary? are you in NYC by any chance? 18 hr 38 min ago
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        • he is in 7th grade in a k-8 school. no, i'm not in nyc. 18 hr 37 min ago
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          • thanks. right now dc's teacher is so disorganized herself, I'd be surprised if she has notes. but i was hoping there was an NYC middle school that would be really helpful on...(more) 18 hr 33 min ago
            this point
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            • sorry. ds is very fortunate in that the sped / resource teacher is on the ball, and makes sure that the other teachers are compliant. 18 hr 31 min ago
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    • Does he have a watch that gives alerts every ten minutes (vibrates for example). 16 hr 8 min ago
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  14. Special Needs Ds trying a new stimulant today. It's so nice that we can sit and watch a movie on this cold day instead of worry about how to entertain him every second. Let's home he doesn't...(more) 20 hr 26 min ago (15 replies)
    wak up at 3am tomorrow (this has been an issue in the past for us on focalin xr)
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    • my ds is on vyvanse. life changer for him and our entire family 20 hr 26 min ago
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      • We tried intuniv and it was a disaster bc of his underlying anxiety issues 20 hr 24 min ago
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        • sorry that didn't work. i think OR was saying that vyvanse, a stimulant like what you're trying, was a life changer for her family and hoping it will be for yours also 20 hr 22 min ago
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        • np: Intuniv is proving to be hard to manage for a lot of kids. 20 hr 22 min ago
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          • i think anecdotally, maybe. but there are those for whom it improves things...we're lucky that there are so many choices....unfortunate that we have to go through trials and not...(more) 20 hr 21 min ago
            automatically know, though...but still,. better than nothing at all.
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            • Op I wasnt sure if vyvanse is a stimulant. My dr said that he sees a lot of kids can't tolerate it when they have mood issues underlying. It was probably the worst I've seen ds....(more) 20 hr 17 min ago
              He got very aggressive and angry. We will probably need to add a tiny dose of antipsychotic for mood after we find what works for adhd. Ds is also a poor metabolizer so it's made it even tougher to fund something. But I think we are finally with a great Dr who gets it.
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              • Sorry- was saying dr sees kids who can't tolerate intuniv, not vyvanse. We didn't try that one 20 hr 16 min ago
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              • sounds great. My comment about Intuniv is not about the class of drugs (guanfacine). It's about the formulation of Intuniv (versus Tenex). Mine does great on Tenex (did...(more) 20 hr 14 min ago
                horribly on intuniv) and stims were a disaster for him. But I think he has a motor dysregulation problems rather than traditional ADHD plus he now also has a mood disorder dx. He's a complicated kid. Great that you have a DR who will help you to work through all of this.
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                • Glad you found what works. So interesting how much goes into it. For example my ds was good on Zoloft when younger. Now that we tried going back to it it was a bad fit. 19 hr 57 min ago
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              • vyvanse is very similar to adderall and yes it is a stimulant. 16 hr 7 min ago
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        • np: i thought intuniv was a non-stimulant? isn't it a long-acting version of tenex? that's what my ds, who also has anxiety, takes. 19 hr 46 min ago
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          • It's not a stimulant. Long acting tenex. But my dr says he still sees anxiety kids have issues on it. My kid has done better on stimulants than intuniv despite his anxiety....(more) 19 hr 44 min ago
            Intuniv was a nightmare for us. I know kids that do great on it.
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            • interesting. we also take prozac to help combat the anxiety. the combo has been helpful. not really life changing, but definitely better and more flexible. 19 hr 43 min ago
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              • Prozac was bad for my ds too. It made him agitated abd also really activated. Apparently adhd meds don't work to counteract the hyperactivity when it's a side effect of ssri. I...(more) 19 hr 41 min ago
                have learned more about this than I have ever cared to!
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    • You will be so happy when you find the right fit. Good luck. 20 hr 21 min ago
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  15. Special Needs Here's what I'm noticing as we prepare for 4th grade ds' imminent IEP meeting. The goals listed in this year's proposed IEP are very similar to the ones he's had the last sev...(more) 1-23-2015 8:34pm (2 replies)
    years. There haven't been any meaningful reports about progress, and what interventions have or have not worked well. And there are very few concrete statements about what will be done to achieve proposed goals. Is this usual?
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    • Yes. Last time I went to my IEP mtg I brought typed language (very specific) which I asked be added to IEP. Lots of websites and books have boilerplates for this. There should...(more) 1-23-2015 8:56pm
      be measurable goals AND methods by which those goals can be attained. I'll try to find link to the sources I used. Anyway they put it all in IEP. i should follow up more than I do God knows.
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      • sounds like a poor iep. The standard, weak as it is, is making progress. If doe continues to write same goals, I am assuming there is not progess. I wouldvgo to advocates for...(more) 1-23-2015 10:03pm
        children website if u r in NYC or wrightslaw.
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  16. Special Needs Ds is in second grade and in the process of undergoing a nueropsych. Is it too late to apply to special needs schools in the city? 1-23-2015 8:28pm (14 replies)
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    • We had this problem when ds' SN were emerging in 2nd grade. Problems identified in December, couldn't get an np until Feb., and no spots available anywhere. GL. 1-23-2015 8:30pm
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      • op: so what did you wind up doing? 1-23-2015 8:32pm
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        • School started producing supports that had previously been "impossible" or "unavailable" once it was clear that there was nowhere they could ship us off to. And will appropriate...(more) 1-23-2015 8:35pm
          supports forced out of the DOE, he's been successful in public for several years now.
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          • TOTI mom. ditto. we hand picked his teacher for his last mainstream year (DISASTER) and did what we had to do for that last year 21 hr 21 min ago
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    • I applied late last year for K to SN schools. I think I applied in February when my dc got dinged from all mainstream privates. We lucked out and got a spot offered a week later 1-23-2015 10:15pm
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      • ^^^^ luckily I had his np report already in hand when I applied 1-23-2015 10:16pm
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    • Hard to get funded now but the unfunded often take kids late 1-23-2015 10:32pm
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      • Many funded schools haven't even started playdates yet. 1-23-2015 11:49pm
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      • Np, when we applied the only school that had an actual deadline was the funded school. In any case, I am sure op will get in somewhere ds if she can go unfunded. Op, wheat is...(more) 22 hr 24 min ago
        The dx?
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    • It'sm 1-23-2015 11:30pm
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      • It's possible to get into some schools. We applied late. 1-23-2015 11:31pm
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    • We applied in April and had 2 options 21 hr 23 min ago
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    • never too late, but get cracking 21 hr 21 min ago
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    • Depends on the school. Our neuropsych was able to guide us to which ones to pursue after the initial day and reached out to some to get us in touch and it worked out - and we were...(more) 20 hr 52 min ago
      even later
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  17. Special Needs Looking for K placement for our DS who has speech delays and average IQ. Attention issues. So disheartening how all schools are just boys- he does well with typical peers but...(more) 1-23-2015 7:47pm (21 replies)
    neuropsch thinks he needs small class size so ICT won't work
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    • DS has a genetic syndrome that mostly presents with medical issues- he is a bright, loving, social, smart kid-- ICT just isn't a good fit, but does really well in PreK with...(more) 1-23-2015 7:48pm
      typical peers
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      • are you looking for a ms school that will be flexible, or a sn school? private or public? 1-23-2015 8:02pm
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      • How can ICT possibly not be a good fit for this kid? My typically developing kids are in ICT. Not sure what is wrong with it. 1-23-2015 8:07pm
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        • the class size - we're in NYC and he thinks 20 children is too much for DS 1-23-2015 8:10pm
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          • neuropsych thinks he needs small reading, math groups- so looking at SN private. Just disheartening as I feel like he thrives with typical peers- just can't do a 20 kid class and...(more) 1-23-2015 8:11pm
            won't work in mainstream private (have another dc there)
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            • np: take a look at ideal school of manhattan. might be a good fit... 1-23-2015 8:12pm
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            • I'm confused. They do smaller reading and math groups in ICT (or gen ed, for that matter). Not even in K yet is very early to be deeming boys to have attention issues--they are...(more) 1-23-2015 8:29pm
              90% hyper at age 4.
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              • Np: the attention issues may not be what we are accustomed to think as an issue paying attention. Many kids with a language based issue are actually paying attention..but paying...(more) 1-23-2015 10:23pm
                attention to everything ...so their focus isn't on one things for long.
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    • Np: just fyi, when I was looking for kindergarten for Asd dc his Neuropsych,therapists, teachers and specialists thought ICT would be too overwhelming - that he needed small. I...(more) 1-23-2015 8:14pm
      wasBut when I visited the school with ICT i really loved it and could envision him there...but I fought my instincts because everyone said "no ICT"...2 years later and he's doing great in ICT. I love all of these specialists...but you never know until u visit!
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      • Just wanted to add an "amen" to this. My DD's ICT class was 20 kids, but there were 4 adults in the room. Very cozy, sweet environment. 1-23-2015 8:24pm
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        • This. I have two different neighbor kids with moderately severe ASD who are thriving in ICT, which I never would have expected based on what I read in here. 1-23-2015 8:31pm
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          • how old are they? 22 hr 15 min ago
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            • One is 7 or 8 now, the other is about 11 and gradually transitioned to ICT for 5th grade from 8:1 in K. 18 hr 44 min ago
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    • Where are you located? My K ds with speech delays and attentional issues from SPD, plus major OT issues is in a speech-focused 12:1:1 in our neighborhood school. I've been very...(more) 1-23-2015 8:20pm
      happy with it, and I was thrilled that we didn't have to bus him to the moon at that age.
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      • NP: that sounds lovely.Aren't most schools doing away w self.contained? 22 hr 52 min ago
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        • It's more that they are including kids who need self-contained in community schools, not just shipping them off to D75 or privates. 17 hr 51 min ago
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      • Np: our school also has 12:1:1 in addition to Ict...last year my dc would spend mornings in 12:1:1 because it was calmer way to start the day and then afternoons in ICT. 18 hr 45 min ago
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        • Np--that is awesome; I wish our district offered something like that! 17 hr 2 min ago
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          • Well it's more something that a flexible school will do...rather than a district program. Our school good at flexibility! So visit any district schools you can and ask if you can...(more) 15 hr 56 min ago
            "Peek" in to their 12:1:1 and ICT classes. That's what I did! You will survive this I promise.
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            • Thanks, my dc already started k. The schools with 12:1:1 and those w ICT are separate here. I wish the doe offered more targeted, small classes in local schools. 15 hr 53 min ago
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              • Given how often kids transition from 12:1:1 to ICT, it's weird not to have them together. 11 hr 24 min ago
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  18. Special Needs Is pendency (if you do private preK) really just to get SEIT paid for? BOE said you can stay in PK and they will do related services, just not SEIT 1-23-2015 6:32pm (3 replies)
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    • As I understand it also means that the following year if you go public dc goes to K. Otherwise DOE can insist a child turning 6 in a calendar year goes to 1st. 1-23-2015 11:07pm
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    • Not true. My ds is in 1st grade. We have sued for pendency successfully every year since Ei- when he was 4. That's the only service we get. 22 hr 7 min ago
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    • when we did it 7 years ago, it was the only way for a fall birthday kid to have a SEIT in private preschool. Because of his birthdate the board of ed said he needed to be in K...(more) 20 hr 56 min ago
      which meant no SEIT, because SEITS stop in preK. We sued for pendency, the lawyer explained that pendency was a way of keeping him from turning 5 in the DOE"s eyes and therefore having to be in kindergarten.
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  19. Special Needs I have a 2 yo who is in the throws of being evalated for autism, but he has had nystagmus since he opened his eyes. Any connection perhaps? coincidence? 1-23-2015 5:04pm (6 replies)
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    • why not get the surgery and have it fixed? 1-23-2015 5:05pm
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      • ^^^shit, wrong one sorry. was thinking strabismus 1-23-2015 5:05pm
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        • He's actually had surgery for that but his eyes are still pretty crossed not as bad though. I find his nystagmus a big problem for him though. 1-23-2015 5:06pm
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    • they may or not be related. Have you had genetic testing done? Does eye doc think the nystagmus is related to a bigger issue like a syndrome, etc? My DS has nystagmus and ocular...(more) 1-23-2015 6:35pm
      albinism
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      • He's never been tested for any syndrome and we're working on it should get better with time if not completely go away. 18 hr 54 min ago
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        • pressed enter too soon. I'm under the impression his delays autism aside stems from his eyes were on a waiting list for a developmental ped. 18 hr 51 min ago
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  20. Special Needs When kids are learning subtraction, should they instinctively get the correlation between addition. My ASD kid is math wiz. My NT 2nd grader can't seem to grasp the concept that...(more) 1-23-2015 3:41pm (1 reply)
    if 8+2=10, 10-2=8, he just memorizes facts..
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    • As much as I dislike the common core, I think number bonds helped nail this home for my ds who wasn't getting the concept. Counting bears and cuisinaire rods were also helpful...(more) 1-23-2015 3:54pm
      tools. It was instinctive for my nephew but not my ds.
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  21. Special Needs Anyone btdt? Dc is almost 5 and has anxiety. He's very verbal most of the time, but he struggles with communicating in words when he's feeling uncomfortable. He ends up...(more) 1-23-2015 2:31pm (7 replies)
    screaming, running away, or just shutting down. He's my kid, so I can usually see it coming and head it off, but with teachers and other adults, he won't tell them that he's uncomfortable and just seems (to them) to be really weird and off. How do I help him speak up better, even when he's already having an anxious moment? Just when I think he's making progress... You guys are the best. Thanks for all the support here.
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    • have you tried CBT for him? That's the only thing (besides medication) that has really helped me. It feels like you are developing a mental sword to help battle anxiety. Very...(more) 1-23-2015 2:34pm
      effective and simple enough for kids to learn. There's nothing that makes anxiety worse than feeling helpless.
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      • He is in therapy, but so far they've been working on conquering his need for everything to be perfect. This is a separate piece, I think. Maybe one thing at at time? Will...(more) 1-23-2015 2:42pm
        discuss with therapist. Thx.
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    • This sounds like it is a lot. I would see a therapist 1-23-2015 2:35pm
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      • Thanks. We have a therapist but not seeing till next week. Will definitely discuss with her. 1-23-2015 2:43pm
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    • Can your therapist get into the school? Our psych did this for anxiety ds and it was so helpful. 1-23-2015 3:13pm
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    • Btdt - Dow dc is almost 7 and it's getting easier. 1-23-2015 8:21pm
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  22. Special Needs Anyone on have a dc with Irlen Syndrome? I just heard of this. A df told me about it. My ds has pure ADD (just major focus issues and that's it). She said he might actually have...(more) 1-23-2015 2:18pm (1 reply)
    this and it looks similar to ADD. Anyone know about this?
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    • So a lay person suggested it? Does she say how this differs from add? What is the treatment? Is the current add treatment not working? 1-23-2015 4:20pm
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  23. Special Needs Another weekend, another adhd med to try. I hope it sticks 1-23-2015 1:55pm (6 replies)
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    • I feel for you!! My DD's 3rd med just failed. She was so weepy and irritable. What are you trying this weekend? 1-23-2015 1:57pm
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      • Metadate cd. We also have anxiety so it's been a long road to figure these out 1-23-2015 1:57pm
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    • have you tried cutting out foods? this has a massive impact on many dc with adhd 1-23-2015 1:57pm
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      • Not really. I'm not sure I believe in that. I have gone down the road and explored it 1-23-2015 1:58pm
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        • Or I will rather say im not sure I beleve in that in place of meds. Maybe with. But not instead 1-23-2015 1:59pm
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    • Which one are you trying? 1-23-2015 1:58pm
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  24. Special Needs Where is a good place to get inexpensive yoga wear? 1-23-2015 1:54pm (4 replies)
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    • Sorry didn't mean to post on special needs. Lol! 1-23-2015 1:55pm
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    • Anywhere. Old Navy, Target, Gap. 1-23-2015 1:55pm
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    • ON, Target 1-23-2015 1:57pm
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      • Second Target, I started getting athletic wear there and their Champion line is excellent. 1-23-2015 2:25pm
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  25. Special Needs Having "parent check in meeting" at 6th grade ds's school to discuss how best to support ds who has ADHD inattentive issues. No diagnosis, never been evaluated, but I asked school...(more) 1-23-2015 1:51pm (3 replies)
    for help in figuring out how to help ds, and a meeting was set up with teachers, instructional strategist, etc. What goes on at this meeting? Everyone discusses dc and what they're seeing, etc.?
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    • You're going to go in and make a plan. Here's what I see, here's what I see, here's what I see. And then you are going to say "and what can we do" and you'll make ...(more) 1-23-2015 1:54pm
      going to be ok
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    • Just curious - why wouldn't you have him evaluated? 21 hr ago
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    • have him evaluated or you may be treating the symptoms and not the real root cause 20 hr 58 min ago
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