Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Warm-Up

Things have a funny way of working out. I never dreamt that I would sit on the other side of IEPs. Being trained as a school psychologist, I always thought I would see them from that cushiony side - the professional side. But Quinn entered my life and the story then changes. In another interesting twist of fate, I am getting a warm-up to my experience as a parent with IEPs. Today we received the paperwork about Aidan's Speech/Language Evaluation. At his Kindergarten screening, the school decided they wanted to follow to see if he should have services. I kind of knew this would be coming along since sometimes people have a difficult time understanding him. Somehow I always know what he is saying though! Who would have thought big brother Aidan would pave the way for his little sister Quinny on educating his parents about the being on the other side of the process. Yes, things have a strange way of working out in my life.



  1. This is Joyce. There have been times over the years that I have said to myself at IEP meetings, "I wonder if you had a child with a disability would you still be so negative, or in such a hurry to rush through the meeting." Then I would try to put myself in the shoes of the otherside and say to myself, "Oh my I wonder how many of these meetings they have to sit through, probably more than I would want to." I'm sure it will be an interesting journey for you wearing both hats. Good luck.

  2. I know you guys are busy with these meetings, I know! Its the emotional side you are feeling now. LOL! I try to feed everyone when we have a meeting. I also do a one sheet with his abilities and picture on it. I guess I figure if I feed them they have to take time to chew and look at it a minute...
    Quinn is a doll baby!