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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 didnít want to overwhelm him. But the new 504 has been a big game changer, and heís 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 didnít want to do subject acceleration (since I would mean going to a different school building and starting in the middle of the year). Weíre 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 Iím so glad for all of the recommendations and advice people have. Weíll continue to advocate for his needs, but weíre happy that heís happier at school.

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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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    My son has done wonderfully this year. Heís had almost no behavior incidents, and his confidence and social skills have increased greatly. We havenít had any work refusal in a long time, and heís 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. Weíve already put together a team meeting before middle school starts next to make any necessary changes to his 504.

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

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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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