Regardless, I am trying to figure out exactly what Larissa needs within the school setting. She missed school today, she had a seizure when I woke her and was "off" all morning. Apparently her teacher told her that she could lay her head on her desk if she gets tired. She has been doing that in the afternoon. Larissa reports that she sits and talks to her teacher about half of her recess time. She knows that if she gets too hot she os prone to headaches and she wants to avoid getting one. With her school work I see her terrible spelling and sentence formation but good ideas and comprehension. Math she is performing a few years behind but is progressing at her rate.
I asked her teacher how Larissa was doing and got this response,
She's such a sweet thing! ❤
Larissa has been working hard, getting along with everyone, and she gets concerned when other girls don't treat each other nicely. She has such a good heart!
If she feels tired, especially in the afternoons, I let her lay her head down for a bit.
I am sure that I will talk with her more in depth at the IEP meeting.
I am heading into this meeting without any idea of what I need to ask for. Combination of health issues and LD make it difficult. Funny, I have a masters in special education in severe disabilities, I can do IEP's for other children but with my own I am stumped.
One concern is that she will rack up too many unexcused absences since I do not take her to the doctor every time she is off from her seizures. I feel that the one this morning was because dance has started back up and she has more physical demands on her now.
Any suggestions out there? Anyone else with a child with LD and health issues? How do you manage it?