MY gfg's IEP team just granted an out of disctrict placment for him. He had been doing well at home after his 3 week phosp stay (and still is doing well at home). School started last week and by day 3 he began. FINALLY, (he's only 6), FINALLY did he finally verbalize to me that he cannot understand what is being said in the classroom as there is too much noise. (We've known stimulation has always been a problem). Well on Friday he had a huge meltdown, it was bad. I knew by my conversation w/the principal that this is what was coming. They have tried everything for him, they really have. We all have, but it is clear and has been since he was very young that he does so much better one on one. It's always been like that in daycare. He does horrible in groups because he can't concentrate or voluntarily settle because he is so stimulated. FINALLY, I believe he will now get the one-on-one help that he needs. His focus and mood has become so much better on the new meds.
DH is distraught, crying at the IEP meeting. We all were a bit because they all love gfg so. I know DH did not want to talk after, but I need him to understand that if we did not do this now that gfg would just dig a hole w/the kids, the faculty (who don't yet know him) and he would get behind so badly if we didn't take this step. I honestly can't believe they are doing this, but I know the SD knows we ourselves and in conjunction with them too have exhausted all avenues and it is time to give it a go. I just pray that this will give gfg time to concentrate on his learning and that w/in a few years he can mainstream back in. He is so smart and bright and wants so to be a "good kid".
He'll be a bit sad though at first.