Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I'm Back

Wow, has it been almost a year since I posted anything?  Going by the date, I guess so.  There really is no other reason for not posting except.....LIFE!  Life with 3 very active children tends to get in my way of blogging.  

Let's see if I can condense life into a few short sentences.  
Finished 5th, 4th and Kindergarten
Went on a much needed family vacation
Allison and Jordan turned 11 and 6 in Sept
6th grade camp for Jared where he broke his finger
Jared got his braces off
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Winter Storms and Cold Temperatures
Jared's 13 birthday in April
IEP meetings for Jared and Allison.

I go today for Allison IEP meeting and I thought I would share some of the comments by her teachers.  These are the moments that I wish I had a crystal ball that could show me the future, back when we were just starting this amazing CI journey.  It would have saved me many sleepless nights and saved us tons of money on tissues from crying.

Academic:  Allison is mostly on grade level in all content areas, with some need in the area of spelling, math and vocabulary.  When given the Fourth Grade Ohio Achievement Assessment(OAA) in Reading, Allison received a score of 427, which is proficient.  Allison's strength area reflected is in the area of reading processing and understanding the reading process.  When given the OAA in math, Allison scored a 437, which is accelerated. Allison is reading on grade level.  When assessed using the Stanford 10 intermediate II assessment, in the area of reading comprehension, Allison received a score of 663, which is also the grade level equivalent of 7.7.  In the area of spelling, Allison received a score of 681, which is a grade equivalent of 9.9.  In the area of math, Allison scored a 661,which is a grade equivalent of 7.2  I am not writing this to brag, OK, maybe just a little bit of bragging, but this shows me that Allison is not letting her hearing loss stop her.  She never uses her hearing loss as an excuse, she pushes through. She is one tough little girl.

I go next week for Jared's IEP meeting and I am expecting the same. My children are hard workers and when given a challenge they rise to the occasion.

1 comment:

Natalie Busch said...

That is very encouraging. I am glad you shared. My daughter has her IEP meeting in 2 weeks! It's my second one ever.