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Posted Apr 07, 2002 at 10:43:37 PM
Subject: In denial

thank you to all of you who have responded to my many questions. I feel like I am in denial with my daughter having a learning disability. Maybe it is because I already have a son who is severely handicapped and one is enough. I know that we are coming to the end of the school year and we are going to have to make some decisions. I just don't want to move too quickly if the CAPD isn't that bad. The report they sent me on the audiology portion said "significant" so I guess I should just accept it.
I am considering a Montessori school for her next year which would mean a new school for her, again. Her teacher mentioned placing her in a Resource room for second grade and we aren't in favor of that at all. Any opinions.

PS Our district has two public Montessori schools but the students are put on a waiting list and then randomly chosen. Does anyone know if I would be able to request that she be there if it would be beneficial to her education? I don't know if that would fall under the child's "right to be in their least restrictive environment."
Lori

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Posted:Apr 07, 2002 11:03:17 PM

Montessori schools are not conducive to the kind of remedial therapy programs needed for language kids. You're right to not rush into anything. I'll write more later.

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Posted:Apr 08, 2002 11:09:56 PM

Osinki, my experience with Montessori runs counter to what you've stated. In fact, I'd say that Montessori classes that are properly run are the very best situation for someone with language difficulties. I say this as a parent of a child with language processing issues and as a Montessorian myself.

It's not a panacea though. The child will still need to work one-on-one with a tutor. But as far as being in a classroom, a Montessori class is a wonderful place for kids with language processing difficulties.

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Posted:Apr 08, 2002 11:38:21 PM

of a Waldorf school.

Waldorf and Montessori are worlds apart but -- if you remove the necessity for one-on-one tutoring -- both have the potential of offering good classroom experiences for children with language processing difficulties.

Mary

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