Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Grace's Testing

We had Grace's PPCD (Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities) evaluation Wednesday morning with Dallas Public Schools. I was so proud of Grace. She behaved very well as 3 strangers put her through various tests. The evaluation was conducted to determine what type of services Grace would be eligible for through the public schools. Well, basically she doesn't qualify for the traditional PPCD program. This is great!! The various specialists determined that she is at the appropriate cognitive and speech level....basically, she's one smart cookie :) The speech therapist said that Grace was the first child she has reviewed that upon entering the room announced "I want a book". So, as planned Grace will attend preschool with Mack and Sophie 3 days a week starting in September. We will most like utilized the Occupational Therapists through the PPCD program to ensure that Grace is able to work functionally in the class room setting. I'm so grateful for the way things are falling into playce for Grace and that everyone is being so flexible with how we go about setting up preschool and ALL the other services for Grace. Gosh, we are so blessed.


AZ Chapmen said...

that is Great news

BusyLizzyMom said...

Good for you Grace, she is a smart cookie. She will have so much fun in preschool the kids will love her. It is so great that she can attend with Mack and Sophie. It would be a real shame to have to separate them.

Pam said...

This is wonderful news!

Because I totally relate to Gracie's demand for books, I offer these suggestions for her library:

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," "If You Give a Moose a Muffin," "If You Give a Pig a Pancake," etc. Author is Laura Joffe Numeroff.

My aunt, Delores,was a first-grade teacher in a small, rural school in North Dakota. She gave these books as gifts to my nieces when they were little. They loved them all! (And so did I.)

twinmama said...

Keep reading, Grace!

That's such great news and I'm so glad she can be with Mack and Sophie: she'll really thrive with them and have so much fun.