|Hi From Taylor!|
The IEP meeting for her kindergarten year was a meeting that I was anxious about because of her performance in the screening. In spite of the high score, we were able to keep the IEP and continue to have Hearing Impaired Educator services and some access to the Audiologist. The HI teacher will work with her on listening and advocacy skills. We will have an FM system to use in the classrooms. We are so fortunate that there are soundfield speaker systems in every classroom in our elementary school and the teachers are already used to wearing a microphone. We are so glad to have Derek's current teacher as Taylor's teacher for the coming year. That is a comfort to us since we have already developed a good relationship with her over the past 9 months. We know there may be challenges to come but we are really feeling good about Taylor's kindergarten setup for next year.
Taylor continues to be a daredevil and a very physical little girl. Here are some recent pictures.
|Marco Island, FL Parasailing - Here's Jon with Derek (age 6) and Taylor (age 4).|
We have completed spring soccer with Taylor scoring up to 3 goals in her games. Her team was a great little group that we had played with in the fall too. T-ball is now starting; we haven't quite figured out the ears for t-ball yet. I'm thinking we will get her own helmet and then try to do the swimcap under it to secure the ears in place. ?? Any advice on this?
|Taylor and Lauren at the YMCA Tumbling Room|