The test results are in and my child that has Down syndrome is delayed enough to attend the Preschool in our public school system. It boggles my mind that we have to have him evaluated to see if he qualifies. Trust me he has Down syndrome.....it hasn't gone away or anything.
Riley will be graduating from the Guild School at the end of November when he turns three. Sadly it is only a birth to three so now he is transitioning to the public school system.
Riley rocked his evaluations. He has made so much progress that shows up on these standard evaluation and so much more that they can never start to measure with a test.
Physical Therapy: Age Equiv
Stationary ( tall kneeling, standing on tiptoes) 18 months
Locomotion (walking, running) 17 months
Object Manipulation (kicking, throwing) 20 months
This all comes out to be 2.13 standard deviations below the mean and you only need a -2.0 to qualify for PT in the public school.
Occupationa Therapy: Age Equiv
Grasping 15 months
Visual - Motor Integration 23 months
This all comes out to be 1.4 standard deviations below the mean. We are hoping that though you are supposed to be 1.5 below the mean to qualify for OT in the pubic school that Riley will still be able to recieve services. He really doesn't have classroom skills and that is supposed to be the focus so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Riley scored at a 21 month level for both receptive and expressive lanuage skills. This surprisingly low, but apparently he was a complete stinker when they were working on a portion of the test that he would normally do great at. He had no interest in talking about the picture cards that we all know he signs and uses some words for.
Cognitive skills rated at the 24 month level and Social Emotional at thre 30 month level.