Category: low vision

1st Grade IEP- Parent Concerns

| August 25, 2012

We are still working on finishing up Lyra’s IEP for this year.  Hopefully we will have the final version completed by the end of next week.  The following is what I wrote to be included in the “Parent Concerns” and “Plans for the Future” sections of her IEP. ________________________________________________ Lyra is a sweet, caring, and […]

Vision Update – 6 years old

| July 22, 2012

I want to preface this post with a little bit of information about me and why I haven’t been writing as much lately.   A little over a year ago I started graduate school, pursuing a Masters of Science in Special Education degree and certification as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired.  Although very time […]

3rd Quarter Preschool Progress

| March 31, 2010

The information below is from Lyra’s 3rd quarter progress reports from the private preschool she attends. The first section is from her braille instructor and the other is from her regular classroom teacher.  I am quite pleased with their reports.  😀 Lyra uses a braillewriter adapted with unifix cubes on the keys. She inserts paper […]

Sight Unseen

| August 22, 2009

Beginning this year, her first year of preschool, Lyra will be learning both print and braille. This concept is known as “dual-media.” I must admit, when Lyra was a baby, and we were still coming to terms with her condition, the LAST thing I wanted to hear was someone telling me that Lyra might need […]

1st IEP Meeting

| May 12, 2009

Prior to this first IEP meeting, we had put together our own list of possible goals for Lyra.  They were in a very rough draft form and I wasn’t exactly sure what the best way to word them would be.  My plan for writing them was to follow the Smart IEP guidelines, but because I […]

Evaluation Results and Draft IEP

| May 6, 2009

From the very beginning of this whole process, I’ve known that our biggest challenge would be getting the school district to teach Lyra Braille.  I very quickly learned just how big that challenge was going to be. On Lyra’s first day attending the preschool for her transition, I dropped her off at her classroom and […]

Orientation & Mobility Assessment- 2 years 10 months old

| April 15, 2009

This is the written report of Lyra’s Orientation and Mobility Assessment completed on March 11th. lyra-om-re-eval-share

Vision Update- 2 years 9 months

| March 14, 2009

Lyra had a check-up with her pediatric ophthalmologist last month.  They didn’t dialate her eyes at this visit. The health of her eyes is good, normal. Her nystagmus hasn’t changed…it remains minimal, in both the speed and the distance of the eye movements. The alignment of her eyes is still good…no crossing. I’m really trying […]

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