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After being told I would never be able to have children, I am now a stay-at-home Mommy to Maddie who happens to have Down Syndrome. I've been married 16 years to my best friend, having the time of my life. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in our little journey through life.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Update on Maddie's Assessment

Friday morning Maddie and I found our way to one of the Moore Public Schools.  We met with the psychometrist, the speech pathologist, and the occupational therapist.  Everyone was super impressed with Maddie!  At one point the occupational therapist jokingly said, "Will Maddie even qualify for the program?"  There were several things they didn't expect her to be able to do but she did it.  It was nice because it was like they were rooting for her and wanted her to do well, and I think that's all I needed in order to feel comfortable.  They were as excited for her as I was and I realized it wasn't us against them, but we all have the common goal...to discover what's best for Maddie!
We won't meet with the teachers or know the results of the assessment until August.  I'm still not sure I want Maddie to go to school four days a week!  That's seems like so much!  She'll go to Antioch Christian Preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and then I'd like to suggest she only go to the Special Needs Preschool one day a week - but we'll see. 
Thinking about her leaving for preschool makes me want to soak up every single second of time we have together!  I've got some fun things planned for us today...things that involve lots of messy goodness!!


  1. Remember... you are a full partner with the teachers and SpED folks when they work well with you... and 100% in control when they don't!