May 12th--Maria's first CPSE meeting
This morning at 8am Maria had her first CPSE meeting. Gary and I went together. It was quite funny that all the other professionals (save one) had speech pathology degrees. They were representatives from the county and the school district. We talked awhile and then determined that it would be best for Maria to receive all of her services at home. She was eligible for special ed, speech therapy (ST), occupational therapy (OT), and physical therapy (PT). We decided that speech would be 3x/week for 1 1/2 hours, PT would be 2x/week for 1/2 hour, and OT would be 3x/week for a 1/2 hour. We decided not to have a separate special education teacher. Instead we are hoping for a speech pathologist who is also an educator of the deaf. These therapies will all start the week after the 4th of July. It will be a very busy summer indeed!