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July 11th, 2013, 04:12 PM
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My daughter is 6, and she had an IEP during her kindergarten year. At the end of the year meeting, the school suggested (VERY STRONGLY) that she be placed in a K-2 special ed class. I went to observe the class, (I'm also a former teacher) and decided the special ed classroom would not be the least restrictive environment for her. I decided this based on her skills- she knows all letters, numbers, letter sounds, sight words, can add and subtract with some help, and can write dictated sentences (using sight words.)

The other reason was that there were about 11 boys in the class and 1 girl, (who was going to a third grade class). My daughter is very social, and she needs same gender friends also. The special ed class was also in another school, separate from the school where the IEP took place. This would mean that my son and daughter would be in different schools.

As of right now, the school and my spouse and I have settled on placing her in another kinder class next year, basically repeating the whole year. However, what I really want is for her to have an aide that would keep her and other IEP students on task in a mainstream 1st grade class. My question is- Is there any California law that supports me on this? As I see it, that would be the least restrictive environment. Another question I have is- Would this be the best placement for her? Her main problem is focus and staying on task, not academics, although they tested her iq and found it low (79). I think it is ridiculous to test a 5 yr.old's iq (I took three different iq tests and the results ran the gamut from borderline retarded to above average .) Anyone have similar experiences or suggestions?
Thank you.
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December 23rd, 2013, 01:32 PM
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I see this is very old but I just got to looking in here.

Chances are, your DD won't get an aide due to funding. At least in my poor county in FL she wouldn't.

The 3 IQ tests you took... Were they online tests? It is very unusual to have such a range of results. Generally the results are within +10 or -10. I have seen IQ scores go down over time the older the child gets because it is difficult to gauge IQ at a young age and because the child's behavior impacted their learning of new information. I've also seen them go up but not by more than +20 (rare) of the original score.
Mom to 4 girls - age 11 (1/05), 9 year old twins (1/07), 21 months (7/14) and baby BOY is due May 26, 2016.

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