Today was the girls mid-year conferences. All in all it went well. We went over what they are seeing in school and it is much like what they see at home. Thankfully they are seeing more of the issues we see at home at school. It's frustrating when you report symptoms that school never sees. I swear they think you're full of it half the time.
We started the conversation about kindergarten. It's hard to believe we are to that point. They will be starting the testing to figure out what is most appropriate for them individually and as a twin set. It looks like they might end up together again next year. Our township has a few options for kindergarten: 1. regular, mainstream K, 2. Mainstream K with speech services, 3. Integrated K (half kids with IEP's, half "typical" kids) and 4. MDK - which is a multi-disability K. Abby is qualified for the MDK already because of her diagnosis. Grace is more of the question mark.
They are sending her to a psychiatrist to talk about a format ADHD diagnosis. If she gets the diagnosis she will be deemed eligible for MDK. It sounded like their teachers felt MDK would be the best fit for both girls. It's a full day program in an enclosed classroom. They would have a special ed teacher and 2 aides with a max of 12 kids in the class.
So, now we wait until the testing is done to see where they will end up.