pedi optometrist and update on SPD evals
by, 02-02-2009 at 01:02 PM (168 Views)
So Andrew had his appt today. The guy was GREAT..he was young and totally could relate to Andrew, and draw Andrew in, really easily. The testing took forever, almost 2 full hours. He defintely has midline issues, as well as some focus problems. I noticed during the testing he was rubbing his eyes way more than usual...the dr noticed too, and it was only when objects were brought close for visual inspection, so he is mentioning that to the OT, PT and Special Ed teachers for me. He did up the eval notes right there on the spot, so I would have them for the school meeting next week.
As it stands now, Andrew will have a visual profiency exam with an OT and vision therapy with her as well. The exam is $350 (out of pocket) and the therapy is $600 for a 6 week block, two blocks recommended (so total OOP at this point will be $1550 not including today's $60 fee).
The SPD evals will be March 5 and 12th (2 hours each day). Wont have those results til late March. OOP expense will be minimal as insurance will cover most of the evals (recommend PT/OT will NOT be covered, unless I appeal).
School meeting is Feb 13th with OT, PT, Special Ed Teacher, Special Ed Admin, 2nd grade teacher, gym teacher (he is in APE currently) and Speech teacher (he also gets speech therapy right now too).
I have all my ammo except obviously the SPD eval results. I will see what they want to do about that, whether they will want him tested on their own or go with our evals (I think they will go with ours, bec they usually test at the same place anyway). Pedi is on board and will come to any meetings as necessary *which is fabulous*
On the road to getting this process moving...