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Anyone know of a 504 plan for a Kindergartener with fine motor deficits?

My son is in a public school Kindergarten program.  He was recently diagnosed with "fine motor deficits" that is causing him to have great difficulties in school (writing especially). He has "qualified" for the 504 plan, but I'm not sure how they are going to address his "fine motor issues".  He also has some "attention" concerns that were determined as "not clinically significant".  Any suggestions?
In Topics: Kindergarten readiness, Helping my child with writing
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BarbK
Feb 7, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

You are being proactive in making sure what is on your son's 504 plan is in his best interest.  Go into the meeting prepared and then continue to monitor his progress and the plan.

There are local ESE organizations throughout the country that offer advice to parents with special needs.  I would try contact one of them to see if any has an advocacy program.  

Now that your son has been diagnosed you could also refer to a private therapist that could offer some good advice.  This person may have to do some additional test after looking over your son's records and test result, but could give you advice on what the school should or shouldn't be doing in order to help him.

Good luck.

Barb K
www.LessonPop.com

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lynellen
lynellen writes:
There should be an occupational therapist on your campus to help modify the classroom to help your son's fine motor deficits and to make recommendations to his teacher and hopefully you.  She/he would be the one to evaluate your son more fully in this area if he has not already been evaluated since he has a "formal" diagnosis. If a therapist is not already involved, talk with her campus diagnostician or counselor.  Its great that you are starting so early to help him!!!
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