Thursday, January 22, 2009

Great news!

Today we had an "exit interview" with the team that did Trevor's evaluation two weeks ago. It went extremely well! First off, I want to say that we both, meaning Karl and I, really felt at ease with these people, they were very thorough, very kind and knowledgeable. And Trevor was also very at ease with them the day of the evaluation.

So today we sat down with 5 people to go over the results from the evaluation. It included a Special Education Consultant, Speech and Language Pathologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Occupational Therapist. Trevor has very few areas that he is behind in - mostly in the coordination/motor skills types of things. His language and cognitive skills are almost off the charts. They expressed what a smart little boy he is.

Trevor was given the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals - they wanted his scores to be between 85-115 - well he was almost off the charts!

Core Language Score - 114
Receptive Language Index - 101
Expressive Language Index - 113
Language Content Index - 112
Language Structure Index - 102

As you can see, language really is a stronger area for him.

We've decided to re-evaluate things most likely in May or so, and probably at that time will decide and confirm to send him for summer services, in which he'd attend a developmental preschool for the summer. I think Trevor would greatly benefit from this as opposed to sitting at home all summer. Don't get me wrong, I love having him home, but I think he needs the structure and the challenge that comes from school. He's like a sponge and just soaks up everything around him - he longs to learn.

All in all, it was a great meeting and it was wonderful to hear how well he is doing overall.

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