Annabelle has officially graduated from preschool!
She did a great job at her graduation which consisted of songs, slideshows, pictures, and a diploma ceremony. While Annabelle is looking ahead to a summer full of dance, t-ball, swimming, and horseback riding lessons, my mind is jumping ahead to kindergarten this fall. So, at the conclusion of the school year, I sat down with Annabelle's preschool teacher, her future kindergarten teacher, and the school's principal. (She attends a small, private school that has never had a student with Down syndrome.)
During the hour-long meeting, we discussed Annabelle's strengths and weaknesses and everyone's expectations for next year. I wanted to get a full understanding of whether or not Annabelle could be in a typical classroom full time or what kind of supports she would need (para professional, 1/2 day in private and 1/2 day in public, pull-out settings, self-contained classroom, etc etc).
Cheers from Lanie & Belle
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Annabelle has Down Syndrome and has been using TalkTools Therapy since she was born. Her story is a great inspiration for parents of a child with Down Syndrome. Follow Miss Annabelle’s journey from the beginning here.