Hmmm is what I have to say. Now I have been through these before...as a parent and as a teacher so it is nothing new to me. I really wanted to hear what they had to say before I made my comments.
They started off with her present level of performance..which according to observations and informal testing she is doing well. It surprised me about what they said about her number skills...she counted independently to 10 with her teacher (but not sure what they asked...she can count to over 100). They said she had issues one to one correspondence but I know she can do that she does it with me..which I explained.
Then they commented on her drawings..they are simple and do not show much detail...to me is fine...she does not like to color, I believe more like a chore for her so that explains that.
According to observations, she is a very happy little girl and enjoys being in school. She participates in large and small group activities. It is apparent Aviva likes to please her teacher and tries very hard. But had been observed that she does not like loud noises and Aviva is loud, so not sure about that. I know does not like the vacuum but that is it.
She follows the classroom routine with verbal prompting (this was observed the 2nd and 3rd week of school). She can follow a visual schedule. They said given verbal directives Aviva requires redirection (I found this hard to believe too, and if you know her you would too..with me or anyone else she follows directions w/o a problem. Sometimes need to say it more then once because she is not listening or does not want to do it..which is normal). And she needs reassurance that she is completing a task correctly, but being in the class now I see most of the children are like that.
So after that they came up with 2 goals:
1. Aviva will be able to independently follow one step verbal direction the first time it is presented to her with 80% accurancy in 3 out of 4 trials across school settings.
2. After directions are given, Aviva will independently attempt new tasks in 3 out 4 opportunities across school settings.
There are short term instructional objectives for each using different levels of prompting. They believe she will meet these by December when we meet again.
But what is funny is she can do all these things and was doing it last year. And I did say that but they did not observe it...lets think it is a new school, new teacher and knows no one in the class. Maybe that plays apart in it..but I kept that to myself.
On her IEP it says that she will not receive services but there will consultation between teachers. Also, if you go into the classroom this IEP I bet can be applied to almost all of the children.
So going to wait and see, I know Aviva and she will show them!!