Originally Posted by emmiestamps
Welcome Tracy! Thank you for sharing with us, we too had a long wait for fully potty trained she was also just going into kindergarten. Megan started speaking when she was 5 she had about 4 words at the time but know at 9 she talks alot they lost count after 5000 words yeah Megan! I felt the transition from kindergarten to grade one was good she also was busy the other half of her kindergarten year doing EIBI in the morning and school in the afternoon, so grade one just came naturally as she was used to being busy all day. Our problem are in the summer when most things shut down, she gets bored and sometimes behavioral problems will set in. I wonder too how many people are affected by autism, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncle cousins, siblings and friends.
In reading your post as a special education teacher I have to ask the following? Does your daughter's school not provide extended school year services? If not, they are not in compliance with IDEA 2004 as extended school year services are necessary for some students who would show issues in regression (losing skills taught) and recoupment (regaining those skills) during the summer break. Here in Hawaii we offer ESY services to all students who qualify. The other services are scaled back, but still offered. Our ESY day is four hours and related service providers come in as needed based on the child's IEP.