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    #250155 - 01/29/23 12:48 AM Re: Looking for advice on how to proceed... [Re: sj4iy]
    sj4iy Offline
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    Registered: 10/30/20
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    Current update:

    My son has actually done really well since receiving the GIEP and updated 504 plan. Initially, the GIEP only covered math because none of his reading teachers said he needed enrichment on reading. We were okay with this for now, since writing is such a large part of reading and we didnt want to overwhelm him. But the new 504 has been a big game changer, and hes improved significantly in reading and writing so much that his reading teacher recommended him for gifted small group reading.

    Since he received the GIEP and 504 in the middle of 5th grade, the school didnt want to do subject acceleration (since I would mean going to a different school building and starting in the middle of the year). Were not quite where we want to be with his schooling just yet, but even the small changes have made a huge difference in his confidence at school.

    Thanks for reading and Im so glad for all of the recommendations and advice people have. Well continue to advocate for his needs, but were happy that hes happier at school.

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    #250156 - 01/29/23 01:04 PM Re: Looking for advice on how to proceed... [Re: sj4iy]
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    Registered: 04/26/14
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    Excellent news! I'm most pleased that his confidence has improved, and that he is happier. Clearly, you are doing a great job advocating for him and helping him feel supported.
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    #250311 - 05/18/23 08:43 PM Re: Looking for advice on how to proceed... [Re: sj4iy]
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    Registered: 10/30/20
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    My son has done wonderfully this year. Hes had almost no behavior incidents, and his confidence and social skills have increased greatly. We havent had any work refusal in a long time, and hes been getting his homework done before he even comes home.

    His math map scores improved dramatically this year, from 240 to 276. Because of this, the school is putting together an assessment that he can take to see if he can be subject accelerated next year in math. Weve already put together a team meeting before middle school starts next to make any necessary changes to his 504.

    Im so grateful for all the help I received. Its been amazing to see him enjoying school for once. Thank you.

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    #250352 - 07/05/23 05:28 PM Re: Looking for advice on how to proceed... [Re: sj4iy]
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    So happy for you and your son! I hope you are both enjoying the freedom of summer, and keep up the good work.
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