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Old 11-16-2015, 04:28 PM
 
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Good evening all,
We recently received word that we are moving to WPAFB this coming summer. We have a 4 year old that has significant speech challenges (apraxia for those familiar). She is our primary concern as we look for living locations. Does anyone have experiences with any of the school districts' pre-K services? Any good or bad experiences with the IEP process at any schools or recommended speech therapists?

Essentially, we are trying to get the lay of the land for speech services to make sure we don't end up in a school district that is ill-prepared to help her out.

Thanks so much for your wisdom!
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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I have heard good things about Kettering. Kettering is a large district and seems pretty well-funded. I spoke to them before moving here last summer and they seemed reasonable. I have no first hand experience with them.

I would avoid Oakwood. Just my personal opinion, no first hand experience there, but I hear rumors they are difficult for special services (at least from chatting with people who have some experience trying to get autism services from them).

Amy Bloom with Unlocking Doors is a special education advocate I have used and recommend.

We are happy in Bellbrook but it is a small district. My IEP kiddo has pretty straightforward needs. Apraxia is less common than autism, probably want more highly/specially trained speech therapist. Might be better off with a bigger district.
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:55 PM
 
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Childrens Hospital has an excellent hearing and speech center. If your insurance will cover it, you may want to check with them.
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Old 11-19-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Thanks all for your help! We will definitely give Childrens Hospital and Amy Bloom a call.
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