We had Edda’s IEP meeting yesterday – I do love Edda’s team, especially her teacher who is so energetic and organized. Edda has to do standardized testing this year – which is an incredible amount of work for her teachers and aides and they are done! We are all very excited (probably no one more than Edda).
I think we are going to start sending Edda’s iPad into school with her were the Proloquo2Go software for her class to use. I’m not sure how much Edda will be able to access the communication software because she can’t use her hands that well, but maybe someone in her class can and maybe that’ll encourage Edda to try and use her hands on the iPad. Anyways, the school system hasn’t approved the use of (school purchased) iPads in classrooms because they are not dedicated communication devices- which I thought meant that no iPads could be used at all, even personal ones, but I guess that isn’t true – they would LOVE to use Edda’s iPad during class. At the very least, everyone could take a break and play Angry Birds.