IEP’s and Evaluations make my heartache

IEP’s and Evaluations make my heartache

This last week has been a tough one when it comes to discussing Lennon’s progress and the lack thereof – all at the same time. Last week, we had his annual IEP meeting and discussed where he has made progress and yes there have been some. He’s done with physical therapy and he’s on consult with occupational therapy. He still receives speech therapy and will for now continue to receive those services. The IEP team recommended Lennon for an alternative placement that does not partake in the SOL testing as it is commonly done in public school. Lennon has been using the VAAP (Virginia Alternative Assessment Program) instead and it is much better suited for him and his abilities. This is where the heartache often…