Monday, January 31, 2011

kinley started school!!!

kinley started preschool this past week. she is going to heritage elementary school in the "young 3's" classroom. kinley has been evaluated through early childhood intervention through the school district and she qualified for special needs or an "iep" which is a individualized education plan. this has been such a blessing, but at the very same time has been a hard process. it is never easy hearing your child has delays and is behind from where she should be for her age. they tell us most of her delays they believe are highly correlated to her chronic ear infections her first 2 years of life. she did not have a normal hearing screen till her second set of tubes was placed last december. we are just going on 1 year of her hearing normal, so of course her speech would be delayed. but they also stated she continues to be delayed in her gross motor skills, and motor planning. after her "iep" meeting last week, i could not stop crying on the way home. my heart just hurt for her..they said the noticed in her evaluation that she is very smart, and is very aware that she is is behind her peers in her speech. i also have noticed in the last couple months her withdrawing and going to do her own thing because she feels insecure that she can not communicate like her peers. the team feels very confident that with her coming to school and being with kids her age , and working daily with ot, pt, and speech specialists they will get her to where she needs to be for kindergarten. the team we are working with are AMAZING! they LOVE kinley and are always saying what a great personality she has and what a joy she is to be around. we love her teacher at her new school and they have welcomed kinley with open arms. i am so excited for this for kinley and i pray that this helps her so that she can communicate better. please keep kinley in your prayers that she would thrive in this environment! and prayers for her mama who is missing her baby girl at home 4 mornings a week :)
here are some pictures of our sweet kinley her first couple days of school. she is too cute putting on her backpack and walking into school! we love you kinley hudson! we know God has a VERY SPECIAL plan for your life! your joy of life and amazing smile have and will continue to touch so many people! we love you soo much and are so proud of you!




4 comments:

Cheri Van Stelle said...

Kinley.. You are an amazing girl! You are such a Joy with personality plus! We are so proud of you! Love you baby! Gaga

elizabeth said...

What a beautiful girl. She will be okay!! I had special schools too - three years of preschool full time - as I did not have my motor skills up to speed. But now I am fine! God loves her very much and will be with her through all of her learning and growing. Hang in there and take courage!

Molly said...

Kinley. She is so adorable. Dane is in the same program out here. Hard to let go of him for 2 mornings a week - so YOUNG. But, he's LOVING it - and I've seen inCREDIBLE improvements in his speech in the past 3 months! I so hope that encourages you, Brooke.

mbguikema said...

yes 4 days a week is hard, but i know it is what is best right now. it is my prayer all the time that she would start talking more and more and be able to communicate with us! thanks molly..i feel so good about where she is! it has been alot easier that i thought :)