We had our monthly ABA meeting at the school with the teacher this month. We set the date for the IEP meeting that will determine the type of kindergarten placement for the beginning of November. That seems so close.
I was hoping to have an IEP meeting this month to update some goals. But since we have so many meetings and IEPs, the teacher and I agreed that I would email her the goals we discussed and she would update it.
Most of the goals I want updated are simple enough. R. has mastered recognition of the alphabet, numbers 1-10 and the prewriting goals. She is actually writing some letters in class. I asked for more writing goals – tracing more complicated shapes, copying shapes and writing the alphabet and her name.
I also asked to increase the numbers to 20. I know she knows them, I wonder if I should have gone up to 30.
R. is talking more in class, asking for things and labeling all sorts of items. We discussed that she does not always make sure she has someone’s attention before asking for something and then gets frustrated. The teacher had been working on getting her to tap her on the shoulder and say her name before requesting.
She has a goal about responding to someone else by making eye contact and orienting her body towards the speaker. So I suggested that we make an actual goal that she would get someone’s attention before requesting something.
R. has also been refusing to wear a smock for water play and painting. She used to wear one, but for some reason will not do so. I asked for a goal for wearing a smock during these activities and then to put it on herself. It seems like a weird goal, but I think that it will help her in a few ways if she would agree to wear it.