Saturday, July 12, 2008

We had Duck's IEP

We got Duck's evaluation results back on Thursday at his IEP. It was a bit disheartening as we learned he is much farther behind than we thought. We're hoping that it has more to do with his decision to not be a "performing monkey". He certainly has his own agenda and on eval day (back in May) it was to only do what he wanted.

They administered two tests. The first was the Battelle and it was the same thing they did in January 07. His scores pretty much mirror what we found back then. So, while he hasn't gained a whole lot, he definitely hasn't lost or stopped progressing altogether.

His scores:

  • Adaptive: 87, 19th percentile
  • Personal-Social: 88, 21st percentile
  • Communication: 55, 0.1 percentile
  • Motor: 80, 9th percentile
  • Cognitive: 70, 2nd percentile

Anything above 85 is "normal". They're not worried about the motor, it has more to do with him not yet holding pencil in the right grip (he still holds in in a fist) and he's not showing a hand dominance. And they think the cognitive is directly related to his communication.

Obviously at the 0.1 percentile, communication is a significant delay. (so much for he'll talk when he's ready)

The speech test revealed that his receptive language places him in the 6th percentile and his expressive in the <1st>

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