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Recess Accommodations

Recess Accommodations

Do any of you with elementary aged kids have IEP accommodations for recess? Jesse is six and is starting to get in trouble at recess. It is just too much for him - sensory overload. He is active and needs an outlet and recess is important, but not sure of any steps to take. Thanks.

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Here are some things we tried: first, the recess personnel need to be aware that he might need extra help in socializing so that they can step in when it gets "hairy"; second, our child's school SLP would go out for 1 recess a week and work with our child and the SLP used to set up a structured activity and would invite other kids to play along, so our child could get some practise in a social situation, third a dedicated special ed paraprofessional would be on the playground assisting those kids with social deficits (Aspergers, etc) so a trained professional was ready to step in when a problem arose. I think that depending on the para, the last option worked best. As an aside, I hope that your child is getting some help from both the school OT and SLP!
Rose

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

You need to talk to the school. Call a meeting. Part of the IEP team is you. You have a right to call a meeting, and then y'all can work out a plan.

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I am sure that the school can make accommodations during recess. Set up a meeting with the IEP team and discuss it.

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

He has an IEP meeting coming up at the first of the year. I am just not sure what to ask for. He needs to have a chance to be active, but not in the chaos of recess.

Thanks for the advice. :0)

posted almost 9 years ago
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