On the public school side of things, evaluations began a couple of months prior to their 3rd birthday. I had them all either tested or screened. With no surprise, Leah qualified for half day PPCD (Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities) and Caroline and Levi qualified for walk-in speech class. They all began the week after they turned 3. I was nervous about Leah starting school and regressing due to an overwhelming schedule and new experiences, but she ROCKED it! She did fall asleep during the first day, but after that she did great and continued to work hard and progress in her therapies at home. She rides the bus which is so wonderful for me, and the others LOVE meeting the bus at our driveway and full out cheer for Leah and the bus driver. Our driver must feel like a celebrity when she gets to our house. One day she even let us all get on the bus to see what Leah does! The others thought that was so cool.
|Awesome inflatable chair for circle time|
Caroline and Levi really enjoyed speech class and made quite a bit of progress in the short time before summer! The other kids enjoyed eating snacks and walking the school grounds while we waited. I feel like so many at the school know us and we don't really go there yet.
|Visiting Leah's class|